Buckley reelected by landslide as Plymouth County register of deeds

By Edward Donga, Patriot Ledger

BROCKTON — Plymouth County Register of Deeds John Buckley Jr. rode a landside to victory on Tuesday over GOP opponent Anthony O’Brien Sr., a Plymouth County Commissioner.

Buckley, 55, of Brockton, a former Plymouth County commissioner, received big support in his home city, where he crushed O’Brien, 52, of Pembroke, by almost 20,000 votes. The trouncing in Brockton gave Buckley an 82 percent to 18 percent margin of victory in the city to secure his third six-year term as register.

The race was closer in Plymouth, where the registry’s main office is located, with Buckley winning by just under 3,000 votes against O’Brien, the county’s commissioner for the last four years.

During the race, Buckley campaigned on the goals he had accomplished while in office, such as building a new office in Plymouth and putting data on-line for the public.

O’Brien, a Navy SEAL for 14 years, went on the attack against Buckley in his campaign, calling him a “no-show” politician.

O’Brien, who switched from parties from Democrat to Republican in 2011, also contrasted his policy of cutting the Plymouth County budget with his claims that Buckley fought for budget, fee and tax increases.

Going forward, Buckley said, his goals are to continue modernizing the registry and providing good customer service at the registry’s locations in Plymouth, Brockton and Rockland.

Plymouth County Register of deeds

Buckley
Democratic
O’Brien
Repubican
Abington 4.396 3.233
Bridgewater 6.657 3.771
Brockton 25,193 5,524
Carver 3,094 2,400
Duxbury 3,487 3,668
East Bridgewater 3,871 2,639
Halifax 1,971 1,686
Hanover 3,682 3,649
Hingham 6,945 5,310
Hull 3,619 1,638
Kingston 3,240 3,051
Lakeville 2,739 2,380
Marion 1,672 1,185
Marshfield 7,326 6,018
Mattapoisett 2,026 1,426
Middleboro 5,680 4,382
Norwell NA NA
Pembroke 4,569 4,320
Plymouth 15,411 11,431
Plympton 825 760
Rochester 1,449 1,277
Rockland 5,030 2,794
Scituate 5,747 4,217
Wareham NA NA
West Bridgewater 6,226 3,515
Whitman 4,122 2,620
TOTAL 131,636 85,251

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