First and foremost I am defined by my family. I am the very proud husband to CiCi and father to Caroline (25 – a 2nd Lieutenant on active duty in the United States Marine Corps), Emma (17), Jack (15), and William (14). I am the son of my hero – Captain Roy Dooley, USN (retired) who served our nation for 30 years and Nancy Clifford Dooley – the greatest mom and grandmother anyone could ask for.
Our house is very busy as we also have 3 dogs (Aubie, Finn, and CoCo), 3 cats (Cheshire, Bat, and Callie), 1 horse (Foxy), a steady stream of teenagers, and what seems to be a never ending laundry pile that magically replenishes itself overnight.
I was first elected as a State Representative in a Special Election in January 2014 and have had the honor of being elected by my community 4 more times.
I currently serve as the ranking member on the Joint Committee on Financial Services; the Joint Committee on Public Health; the Joint Committee on Election Laws; the House Committee on Federal Stimulus and Census Oversight; and Special Joint Committee on Redistricting.
I have also had the honor to be appointed to the Conference Committees for Election Laws, Campaign Finance Reform, Automatic Voter Registration, and most recently on the VOTES act.
Additionally, I had the special honor to have been selected by the Chief Justice of the Trial Court to serve as the non-attorney member on the Child Support Guidelines Task Force.
I still serve as an On-Call Firefighter/EMT on the Plainville Fire Department and have served as the Senior SAFE coordinator for the town.