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Democratic Primary Results
Congressmen Lynch and Delahunt Endorse Bill O'Donnell

Quincy Leaders Supporting O'Donnell
Banker & Tradesman says "Good News, Indeed"
Lawyers Committee for Bill O'Donnell
Norfolk’s O’Donnell 2003 Register of the Year
Weymouth Officials Endorse O'Donnell


Democratic Primary Results

               Norfolk County Register of Deeds
                                    Associated Press

City or town PR TP McDonnell O'Donnell

Avon

1

1

63

181

Bellingham

5

5

58

263

Braintree

12

12

777

1,408

Brookline

16

16

322

1,119

Canton

6

6

160

896

Cohasset

2

2

40

91

Dedham

7

7

208

1,755

Dover

1

1

15

107

Foxborough

5

5

45

291

Franklin

8

8

129

813

Holbrook

4

4

159

326

Medfield

4

4

13

93

Medway

4

4

56

439

Millis

3

3

30

400

Milton

11

11

809

1,669

Needham

10

10

252

2,268

Norfolk

4

4

65

467

Norwood

9

9

155

1,987

Plainville

2

2

35

253

Quincy

30

30

3,061

4,133

Randolph

8

8

558

1,155

Sharon

5

5

55

280

Stoughton

8

8

212

858

Walpole

8

8

86

834

Wellesley

7

7

126

747

Westwood

4

4

47

445

Weymouth

18

18

980

1,402

Wrentham

3

3

41

375

Totals

205

205

8,557

25,055


Congressmen Lynch and Delahunt Endorse Bill O'Donnell


Congressmen Stephen Lynch and William Delahunt have endorsed Bill O'Donnell's candidacy for Register of Deeds.  Bill previously served as an Assistant District Attorney under Delahunt, and has been an active supporter of Lynch, whose district includes O'Donnell's hometown of Norwood. Delahunt praised O'Donnell's energy and managerial abilities, and Lynch underscored O'Donnell's achievements in local and regional office,  "Bill has done an exceptional job, and has earned our support."

Quincy Leaders Supporting O'Donnell

More than twenty community leaders have organized a Quincy committee in support of Bill O'Donnell for Register of Deeds.

"The Registry of Deeds' success is important to each of Norfolk County's twenty-eight cities and towns," the group stated in a letter, "As present and former City of Quincy officials, we are familiar with his demonstrated commitment and record of accomplishment, and we endorse Bill's candidacy."


Members of the Quincy O'Donnell Committee include: State Representative Bruce J. Ayers,  Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti, Former District Attorney George G. Burke, State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill, Former State Representative Robert A. Cerasoli, Former Councillor Lawrence F. Chretien, Former Councillor Bryan C. Connolly, Councillor Kevin F. Coughlin, Councillor James H. Davis, III, Congressman William D. Delahunt, School Committeewoman Elaine F. Dwyer, Former Councillor Thomas A. Fabrizio, Councillor Joseph G. Finn, County Commissioner John M. Gillis, Councillor Douglas S. Gutro, Councillor John F. Keenan, Councillor Leo J. Kelly, Former Councillor John J. Lydon, Jr., State Representative Ronald Mariano, School Committeeman David F. McCarthy, Register of Probate Patrick McDermott, School Committeeman Michael E. McFarland, Former Councillor Chuck Phelan, Councillor Daniel G. Raymondi, and Former Councillor Joanne Condon Walsh.

From Banker & Tradesman 


Good News, Indeed

  "It was a little more than a year ago that this newspaper was reporting on the troubles hounding many of the commonwealth’s 21 registries of deeds...The Registries' turnaround has been nothing less than amazing. Perhaps this is best noticed on our own pages where we report real estate transactions recorded at every deed repository…

  Three factors contribute to this remarkable turn in events. First are the people who work at the registries and there unflagging desire to meet the expectations of the public. They responded when provided with the resources necessary to do their job well by plowing through a backlog of work and restoring order to chaos. The second contributing factor is the deployment of technology to accelerate workflow and to reduce traffic in the registries. One example is Norfolk County, where documents are now viewable on the Internet. Finally, a rise in interest rates midway through 2003 brought a slowdown in the volume of transactions requiring recording.
  We offer our congratulations to an outstanding group of people who suffered through the worst of times and are now deserving of recognition for engineering successful turnaround.â€�

Weymouth Officials Endorse O'Donnell

   Twenty-five present and former elected officials representing Weymouth have endorsed the candidacy of William P. O'Donnell for Register of Deeds.

   Mayor David A. Madden stated, "In two years as Register, Bill’s leadership has helped the Registry deal with record levels of document filings, and he has emphasized customer service to help both real estate professionals and the general public make effective use of the Registry in a time of extraordinary activity.  Bill's efforts deserve our recognition and support."

   In addition to Mayor Madden, endorsers include Former Representative Robert B. Ambler, Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti, State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill,  Democratic State Committeeman James M. Cantwell, Democratic State Committeewoman Sandra M. Carle, Former Representative William Connell, Councilor Joseph A. Connolly, Former Selectman Scott Curry, Congressman William D. Delahunt, Councilor Kenneth DiFazio, County Commissioner John M. Gillis, Former Representative Paul Haley, Councilor Gregory Hargadon, Councilor Sue Kay, Council President Thomas J. Lacey, Councilor Paul J. Leary, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, Democratic State Committeewoman Margaret MacKenzie, State Representative Ronald Mariano, Councilor Arthur Mathews, Register of Probate Patrick W. McDermott, Councilor Michael Molisse, State Representative James Murphy, and Councilor Gregory Shanahan.

   "As Register of Deeds, I have worked to improve Registry services and operations. The advice and support I have received from Mayor Madden and local officials throughout the county has been invaluable, " O'Donnell stated. "I am grateful for this expression of support."
 

   

Lawyers Committee for Bill O'Donnell

   A committee of more than eighty practicing attorneys has formed in support of Bill's candidacy. "In 19 months as Register, Bill O'Donnell has demonstrated commitment and produced significant results. Bill has followed through on technology upgrades begun by his predecessors, Barry Hannon and the late Paul Harold, and undertaken new initiatives as well. " the group said in a statement. 
    "The Registry has implemented improved computer-assisted research, including availability of scanned document images, and tripled the number of public research workstations.  Customers filing documents at the registry can now research recent filings in real time and receive book and page assignments at the recording counter.  Bill has updated the Registry’s Internet website and made the computer database accessible online.
   " Bill O'Donnell's efforts deserve our recognition and support."

 




   Committee to Elect Bill O'Donnell
55 Albemarle Road
Norwood, MA 02062
Tel: 781-762-0988

  
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