Articles about Politics that may be useful to Massachusetts retirees.

Joe Connolly Is New Norfolk County Treasurer

-After defeating two opponents in the September Democratic Primary,
Weymouth City Councilor Joe Connolly had no November opposition in
being elected to succeed Tim Cahill as Treasurer of Norfolk County for
a six-year term.As
Treasurer, Connolly will serve as chairman of the Norfolk County
Retirement Board, which oversees the retirement accounts of 6,600
employees and the pensions of 2,700 retirees and survivors, who are
members of the Norfolk County Retirement System. The system includes 19
towns, 21 authorities and districts, and the county itself.

Cahill Is New State Treasurer

JANUARY 2003 - Has Major Pension Duties - Norfolk County Treasurer Tim Cahill will be our new State Treasurer beginning this January.Cahill,
who was the only experienced treasurer in both the September primary
election and the November election, defeated Republican Dan Grabauskis
on November 5th.

Republicans Retain Corner Office

JANUARY 2003 - Romney Defeats O'Brien's Bid For Governor - For the fourth consecutive time, a Republican has been elected to a four-year term as Governor of Massachusetts.Mitt
Romney of Belmont, the Republican candidate, fooled the pundits by
defeating Democratic candidate, State Treasurer Shannon O'Brien, by a
surprising 5 percent margin. Media polls had called the race a dead
heat right up until the November 5th election.

Editorial: No Taxpayer Funded Campaigns

- "Do you support taxpayer money being used to fund political campaigns
for public office in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts?"

Cahill Endorsed For State Treasurer

- His Experience Cited By Association - Appearing at our annual meeting, just four days prior to his smashing
September 17 Democratic primary victory for state treasurer, Tim Cahill
has earned the endorsement of our Association.Cahill, the Norfolk County Treasurer for the past six years, has been a consistent supporter of public retirees' progressive legislation, both at the State House and at the local level.

O'Brien Is Association's Choice For Governor

NOVEMBER 2002 - Most Qualified To Lead State - As
the Commonwealth moves ahead into 2003 and continues to deal with the
current fiscal crisis, our Association leaders believe that the
candidate for governor who is the most qualified for that office in
this November's election is Shannon O'Brien, the Democratic candidate.