Claire Cronin

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Claire Cronin
Claire Cronin.jpg
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eleventh Plymouth District
In office
January 5, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolBrockton High School, 1978
Bachelor'sStonehill College, 1982
J.D.Suffolk University Law School
Office website
Claire D. Cronin is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Eleventh Plymouth district. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Cronin served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2015
Ways and Means
Post Audit and Oversight
Judiciary Joint, Vice Chair
Ways and Means Joint
Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Joint


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cronin served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Joint
Judiciary Joint
Veterans and Federal Affairs Joint


Campaign themes


Cronin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs & the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Claire will work with other elected officials to encourage job growth in the community. She will strive to make the district more business-friendly to help the region grow and thrive and will advocate for incentives that encourage businesses to relocate to Massachusetts."


  • Excerpt: "As State Representative, Claire will advocate for increased funding for our public schools. Early childhood education is critical, and needs to be enhanced."

Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "Claire will advocate for increased funding for public safety services, including police and fire departments."


  • Excerpt: "Claire believes the current debate on cutting Medicare funding and Social Security benefits is misguided. As your next State Representative, Claire will fight to protect senior services."



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Claire Cronin was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[2]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cronin won election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Eleventh Plymouth District. She defeated Mark Linde, Jass Stewart, and Robert Sullivan in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Daniel Murphy (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eleventh Plymouth District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClaire Cronin 63.3% 11,422
     Republican Daniel Murphy 36.7% 6,630
Total Votes 18,052
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eleventh Plymouth District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngClaire Cronin 39.5% 1,524
Robert Sullivan 31.5% 1,217
Jass Stewart 26.1% 1,009
Mark Linde 2.9% 113
Total Votes 3,863

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cronin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Cronin raised a total of $79,935 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 20, 2013.[6]

Claire Cronin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Massachusetts House, Eleventh Plymouth Won $79,935
Grand Total Raised $79,935


Cronin won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cronin raised a total of $79,935.


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Cronin and her husband, Ray, have two daughters.[7]

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Preceded by
Geraldine Creedon (D)
Massachusetts House of Representatives Plymouth 11
Succeeded by