Another candidate enters race for 9th Congressional seat
Long-time Independent calls for ending the two-party system
Chatham, MA – September 12, 2016 – Paul Harrington, a Chatham resident (previously from Duxbury) has announced his candidacy for Congress in the MA 9th District. He will be on the November 8 ballot as an Independent. The 63 year old author, former business executive and attorney is promising to shake up the race. Harrington is calling for an end to the two-party system and for party primaries to be abolished.
“The two parties are destroying the country, and the primaries are a waste of taxpayer money. Just look at our choices for president,” Harrington lamented. “I met thousands of voters in the District over the summer, and everyone is sick and tired of the partisanship. We need to bring some independent thinking to Washington for a change.”
Harrington was the founder and senior partner of Harrington Law Offices, P.C., a law firm with five offices in Eastern Massachusetts. He served as President of the DeWolfe Companies, Inc., a public company that provided real estate and mortgage services throughout New England. He authored The Commonsense Rules (Fort Point Publishing, 2014), a book on public policy. In his book, Harrington reviewed the constitutional foundation of American government, analyzed impending fiscal and economic challenges, and offered a series of non-partisan policy solutions.
“We will run a very unconventional campaign to win,” said Harrington. “Voters are looking for an alternative to the Party politicians, who are too busy making fundraising calls and blaming each other to solve our growing problems. I’m offering an alternative to every voter in the 9th District, the majority of whom are registered independents. My campaign will focus on the important issues that matter to them.”
The 9th Congressional District stretches from Norwell and Rockland in the north to New Bedford and parts of Fall River in the southwest, and includes all of the Cape and islands. Of more than half million registered voters in the District, 56% are unenrolled in any political party, according to the Massachusetts Secretary of State.