By Cary Shuman
When Daniel Cahill was a college student at Northeastern University, he had an internship in a state representative’s office at the Statehouse in Boston.
“I just knew right away that one day it was something I would want to do professionally and something that I thought I would be very good at,” said Cahill.
With an open seat in the 10th Essex District due to Rep. Robert Fennell’s resignation, the opportunity to be a state representative has presented itself to Cahill and he has decided to be a candidate for the seat.
Cahill, who is in his third year as president of the Lynn City Council, announced that he will be a candidate in the special election in the 10th Essex District. Fennell is stepping down from the position to become the deputy director of the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission.
Cahill, a 37-year-old attorney, said he will attend Fennell’s farewell address to the House of Representatives.
“It’s nearly impossible to fill the shoes of the 21-year legislator and the City of Lynn is extraordinary fortunate to have Bob Fennell not only serve them as a legislator but also continue his service to the city at the Water and Sewer Commission,” said Cahill. “You can’t replace experience and seniority like that.”
Cahill believes he carry on the fine representation for the city.
“I feel that with my background and experience that I can ht the ground running and try to do my best for the residents of the 10th Essex District,” said Cahill.
Cahill attended the Brickett School and Eastern Junior High and graduated from Lynn English in 1997. He received his undergraduate degree from Northeastern. He has a Master’s degree in Political Science From Suffolk University and a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk Law School. He and his wife, Angela, have two children, Charlotte and William.
Cahill will host a campaign kickoff reception on Feb. 22. Joe Gill is serving as the campaign manager for the Cahill campaign.
The primary election for state representative is April 12. The final election is May 10.