Hi, I’m Connor
I grew up in Hopkinton and graduated from Hopkinton High School. While in high school I volunteered through my church and worked at an animal rescue shelter until graduation. I went on to Roger Williams University where I obtained my degree in Political Science, along with a minor in psychology. Throughout college, I served as staff for a number of political campaigns before deciding I wanted to pursue public service myself. I proceeded to volunteer in the Hopkinton Town Clerk’s Office for just shy of a year before my predecessor announced her retirement. It was then that I had the opportunity to run for office and the privilege of being elected to serve as the Hopkinton Town Clerk since 2016.
The Town Clerk is referred to by many as the “Face of Town Hall” and I always ensure I am best representing the organization and the community in all that I do. It has been my goal to encourage civic engagement in the community and educate the next generation on the importance of the same. During my tenure I have supported a local Girl Scout project utilizing a mock election to help students learn about the voting process and cast their votes for a “Buddy Bench” for Hopkins School. I have enjoyed collaborating with civic organizations to show groups, that tend to be under represented in town government, how they can support their community. I have aimed to improve the quality of life of all of our residents by being a partner on initiatives to make Hopkinton age & dementia friendly, working with local leaders in the faith community to build a network of support for our most vulnerable residents, and attending interfaith & intercultural events to learn about the diverse range of residents in the community and to give them a contact to assist and advocate for them in Town Hall. Thanks to the shared interest within the community, I have even been able to further my passion for voting rights by testifying on progressive election reform on Beacon Hill and signing a letter of support for the passage of the Democracy Restoration Act in DC, that aims to restore voting rights to ex-convicts who have served their sentence and are still deprived of their rights in many states.
Though 2020 impacted us all, I ended it on a wonderfully positive note by marrying the love of my life at a small private ceremony in Hopkinton at St. John the Evangelist Parish, where I have been a parishioner since moving to town as a child and an active volunteer for years. In early 2021, we rescued our beautiful dog Rosie and purchased our first house together. I am excited about the future of our communities. I look forward to growing my family here and to continue to be an active member in the community – both personally and professionally. I am so fortunate to be Hopkinton’s elected representative in the Town Clerk’s Office and I look forward to the opportunity to represent our district on Beacon Hill.
I humbly request your vote on September 6th in the Democratic Primary so I can have the honor of continuing and expanding my service to the communities of Holliston, Hopkinton, Millis (precincts 2&3), and Sherborn as your Representative in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.