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Marwill Hopes To Bring Experience And Continuity

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Updated February 1, 2021

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Laura Marwill, candidate for Hingham Town Clerk [Courtesy photo]

Submitted by Committee to Elect Laura Marwill

Laura English Marwill is a familiar face around town. You may see her at church, attending her children’s school or athletic events, running the July 4th Road Race, walking in Wompatuck State Park or grabbing a sandwich at South Shore Country Club. The Hingham native also announced her candidacy for Town Clerk. Eileen McCracken has faithfully served as Hingham’s Town Clerk for more than two decades and announced her retirement in December.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to continue to serve the residents of Hingham and all who enter our town,” Marwill said. “The office of the Town Clerk is considered the center of local government.  In addition to the vital role overseeing elections, the Town Clerk also serves as town record keeper, and plays an important role offering guidance and support to members of our community.  Those who come to the Town Clerk’s office should feel welcome, respected and confident that their concerns will be heard.  It’s a position I’ve given a lot of thought to pursuing once the time was right – and that time is now.”

Marwill has served Hingham and its civic organizations for many years, including as a poll worker and warden at four recent elections. She served Linden Ponds as a poll worker during the Presidential primary, and then as a warden at Hingham High School during the spring town elections. She was a warden again at HHS during the Massachusetts state primary and served as warden at Hingham Middle School during the 2020 Presidential election in November.

“While working as a warden at the polls during the elections this fall, I was struck by the similarities between election day and my days working on the trading floor. Once the markets opened and the phones started ringing, I was under pressure to be fast, accurate, friendly and organized, and to know and follow all the regulations and ethical standards related to my job.”

A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Spanish, Marwill went on to become a FINRA Series 7 and 63 licensed Registered Representative while employed at BankBoston in the Capital Markets Group. She earned her Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2001.

“I had a daily seat on the bond market trading floor, working under high pressure in a highly regulated environment,” Marwill said. She went on to add she is comfortable working under strict government oversight while maintaining the highest ethical standards.

An appointee to the Advisory Committee during the difficult years following the 2008 financial crisis, Marwill later served on the Planning Board’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Study Committee. She has been a member of the League of Women Voters, served as Treasurer of the Bradley Park Association, Chair of the Hingham Republican Town Committee, and is a new member of the Lion’s Club’s volunteer initiative, “Hingham Harborworks,” to restore Hingham’s Fourth of July fireworks.

“I’ve personally experienced many of the reasons that bring people to the Town Clerk’s office,” shared Marwill. “I’ll draw on that experience along with my professional experience to continue to provide the same level of service and integrity without interruption.”

Marwill is currently the Treasurer of Sturtevant, Inc. Laura and her husband, Roger, who works for Teledoc Health, live in Bradley Park. She and their three children all attended Hingham Public Schools. Joe is a junior at Babson College, Evan is a freshman at Mass Maritime Academy, and Sam is a junior at Hingham High. In her spare time, she enjoys running and yoga, and ballroom dancing with her husband.

“No, you won’t see me on Dancing with the Stars, but I can do a lot backwards and in high heels,” she said with a wink.

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Laura Marwill, candidate for Hingham Town Clerk [Courtesy photo]