Senator Keenan proudly represents the Norfolk and Plymouth District of the Massachusetts State Senate. This district includes the City of Quincy and towns of Abington, Braintree, Holbrook and Rockland.
From the homes of U.S. Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, to the granite quarries of West Quincy, the shipyards, the beaches and 27 miles of coastline, its tree-lined side streets, and its thriving business community, Senator Keenan is proud to represent a City so rich in history and home to nearly 93,000 residents. He enjoys meeting residents for office hours at the H.H. Richardson designed Thomas Crane Public Library, Mckay’s Restaurant, and other locations around the City he too calls home.
Abington is known for its quiet, but important role in the American Civil War, specifically in shaping the abolitionist movement. The new Abington High School was recently named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for its work in closing achievement gaps. Abington is home to nearly 16,000 residents and Senator Keenan often meets with residents at the Senior Center, Town Hall and the Public Library.
Senator Keenan represents roughly one-third of Braintree’s 36,000 residents. Braintree is home to beautiful, friendly neighborhoods, and a bustling business community, including the South Shore Plaza. It is conveniently located off I-93 with excellent public transportation options, and is rich with history. Senator Keenan often meets residents for office hours at the Braintree Senior Center and the Thayer Public Library.
The newest community in the district, the Town of Hanover was incorporated into Sen. Keenan’s constituency as a result of the Legislature’s 2022 redistricting process. With roughly 14,000 residents, Hanover is one of the district’s smaller communities, but it is not without its own wealth of history and culture. The town was a center for shipbuilding hundreds of years ago, with the ship that would serve as the basis for Old Spice’s logo being constructed here in the late 18th century. In present day, Hanover remains a center for skilled craftsmanship as the home of South Shore Vocational Technical High School.
Known for beautiful landmarks such as the Holbrook Town Forest, Holbrook is home to roughly 11,000 active and involved residents. Senator Keenan has worked closely with students from the brand new Holbrook Middle-High School on local policy, including initiatives aimed at preventing youth tobacco use. He regularly holds office hours at Town Hall and visits the HCAM (Holbrook Community Access and Media) studio at the Middle-High School for interviews on what is happening on Beacon Hill.
Best known for its industrial history, Rockland is said to have manufactured half of the Union Army’s boot and shoe supply during the Civil War. Today, the Town continues to show its ingenuity through programs like Reimagine Rockland, an initiative that aims to create a more vibrant, commercial friendly downtown. Rockland is home to roughly 17,500 residents and Senator Keenan often meets residents at the Senior Center, Town Hall, and Public Library.