Norfolk County Treasurer and Former State Senator James Timilty Endorses Patrick McDermott for Norfolk County Sheriff

 Quincy – Patrick McDermott, Democratic candidate for Norfolk County Sheriff, announced today he has received the endorsement of Norfolk County Treasurer, James Timilty, who also served as Massachusetts State Senator for the Norfolk and Bristol District.

“As the former Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, I have great respect for Patrick McDermott’s vision for the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office,” said James Timilty. “Patrick McDermott knows that Public Safety is bigger than the jail — it requires a commitment to improving the lives of Norfolk County residents. Patrick McDermott knows that homelessness, healthcare, education, systemic racism, and more are also public safety issues, which is why I am proud to vote for him as the next Norfolk County Sheriff.”

“The Norfolk County Sheriff has the opportunity — and the responsibility — to make life better for the residents of Norfolk County. When people feel secure in their lives, they are simply less likely to commit crimes, which means that everyone benefits,” Patrick McDermott said. “Jim Timilty understands this, and I am honored to receive the endorsement of a person who knows that public safety does not start with the jail.”

Patrick McDermott has served the 28 cities and towns of Norfolk County for the past 18 years as the Register of Probate, where he has worked to improve services and efficiency in the Probate and Family Court. He also served as a Quincy City Councilor and is involved in professional and community organizations such as Rotary International and the Norfolk County and Massachusetts Bar Associations.

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