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John Quinn (Massachusetts)

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John Quinn
Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Bristol
Former representative
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
John Quinn (b. April 7, 1963) was a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He represented the Ninth Bristol from 1993-2011.

Quinn is an attorney. He previously served on the Dartmouth Town Meeting from 1983-1986.

Quinn is Co-Chair of the Southeastern Massachusetts Legislative Caucus, and a member of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, New Bedford Animal Rescue League Board of Directors, University of Massachusetts Cranberry Station Board of Oversight, University of Massachusetts Center for Policy Analysis Advisory Committee, and the Heritage Day of Portugal Committee.[1]

Committee assignments



Quinn did not run for re-election in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Quinn won re-election for the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Ninth Bristol district.[2] In this election he raised $82,697-; of that total $78,984- (97.8%) was from in state contributions and $1,800- (2.2%) was from out of state contributions.[3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Ninth Bristol district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Quinn (D) 16,967
All Others 178
Blanks 4,955

2010 run for Sheriff

Quinn announced he would be leaving the legislature in order to run for Bristol County Sheriff in the November 2010 election. He stated that "the place is spiraling out of control" under the leadership of Republican incumbent Thomas Hodgson, and that he wants to bring transparency and accountability to the office.[4]

Campaign donors


Quinn raised $82,697 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
Citizens Bank $9,599
Massachusetts Credit Union League $1,000
Richard Saunders $800
Robert S. Karam $750
Electrical Workers Local 223 $700

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Political offices
Preceded by
Massachusetts House of Representatives Bristol 9
Succeeded by
Christopher Markey (D)