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Joseph P. Kennedy moves to Brookline, registers to vote in JFK's hometown

Posted by Brock Parker  February 8, 2012 04:29 PM

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The birthplace of John F. Kennedy is now the hometown of Joseph P. Kennedy III, who has moved to Brookline and registered to vote Tuesday afternoon.

The 31-year-old who is considering a run for the congressional seat being vacated by Barney Frank, registered as a Democrat in Brookline’s Town Clerk’s office just after 4 p.m., said Assistant Town Clerk Linda Golburgh.

The son of US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II and the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy came into the town clerk’s office alone and registered at an address on Greenough Street, which is near Brookline High School, Golburgh said.

The address is also just over a mile from the birthplace of his great uncle, President John F. Kennedy, on Beals Street in Brookline.

Kennedy announced last month that he was exploring a run for the 4th Congressional District Seat and he left his job as a prosecutor for Middlesex County District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr.’s office.

Kennedy had been living in his mother's house in Cambridge, but when he registered in Brookline he said Hyannis was the last place he had registered to vote.

Like Kennedy, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter has formed an exploratory committee but hasn’t officially entered the race. Democrat Herb Robinson, of Newton, is also running for the 4th Congressional seat, and another Brookline resident, Michael A. Burstein, a library trustee in the town, announced Wednesday that he has also formed an exploratory committee to run.

Republicans Sean Bielat, of Norfolk, and Elizabeth Childs, also of Brookline, are also running for the seat.

--brock.globe@gmail.com

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