Robert J. Dolan (politician)

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Robert J. Dolan
Mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts
Assumed office
January 7, 2002
Preceded by Patrick Guerriero
Personal details
Born Melrose, Massachusetts
Nationality Caucasian
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Allison (Wilson) Dolan
Children 2
Alma mater Fordham University
Northeastern University
Religion Catholic

Robert J. Dolan is mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts, sworn in on January 7, 2002.

He graduated from Melrose High School (1989), received his B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University, his Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Northeastern University. In 2003, Dolan completed his certificate in Municipal Governance and Policy at the Rappaport Institute at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. While at Fordham, he worked for a summer at Quincy Market in Boston's Faneuil Hall area, selling items from one of the infamous carts.

He served on the Melrose School Committee 1994-1998, serving as Vice Chairman 1996-98. He served on the Board of Aldermen as Alderman At Large 1998-2002; serving as president of the board in 2001. In November 2001, he was elected Mayor of Melrose. He is married to Alison (Wilson) Dolan and they have one son and one daughter.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Guerriero
Mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts
2002 – present