Cowett Announces Candidacy for State Representative

Will focus on promoting better government, a better economy, and a better education system

Kingston resident Michael Cowett announced today that he is launching his candidacy to become the next state representative for the 12th Plymouth District.

“Living on the South Shore, we’re fortunate to be in one of the most beautiful and historic parts of America, but our region and our state face significant challenges,” he said. “I’m very excited by the opportunity to talk with the voters and share my vision for a better South Shore and a better Commonwealth.”

Cowett, who is 24, is making his first run for the Legislature after several years as an activist helping conservative candidates and causes throughout Massachusetts. He recently worked on the state Senate campaign of Whitman Rep. Geoff Diehl, who earned more than 65% of the vote in Halifax and Plympton.

“Throughout this race, I plan to offer a positive message about the importance of increased government transparency, more jobs, and an improved education system, as well as concrete plans for how we can achieve these goals,” Cowett added. “Massachusetts is getting back on track in many ways thanks to the leadership offered by the Baker Administration, but the governor will need more allies in the Legislature in order to continue to be successful, and I look forward to being part of that group.”

A kickoff event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29th at the Cancun Restaurant off Exit 9. Anyone interested in attending can visit or contact the campaign at for further details.

The primary election will take place on Thursday, September 8th, with the general election following on Tuesday, November 8th. The 12th Plymouth District includes all of Kingston, Halifax, and Plympton; precincts 1, 11, and 13 in Plymouth; precinct 1 in Duxbury; and precinct 1 in Middleborough. Voters unsure of their precinct can visit to find out.

About Michael Cowett

Michael Cowett is a GOP candidate for state representative in Massachusetts' 12th Plymouth District (Kingston, Halifax, Plympton; Plymouth pcts. 1, 11, 13; Duxbury pct. 1; Middleborough pct. 1).