About Korey Welch

Korey was born June 23, 1975 in Brockton, Massachusetts but grew up in the neighboring towns of Whitman and Hanson. He is the son of Dr. Kevin Welch D.M.D and Kathleen Welch, who taught him the value of hard work, education, and honesty. He attended high school at Cardinal Spellman in Brockton where he played many sports but excelled as a member of the golf team where he helped his team capture the Division ll State Team Championship his freshman and senior year. His success on the golf course eventually earned him a golf scholarship to Barry University in Miami Shore, Florida, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics & Finance.

After graduation he returned home and began working in the real estate industry until April 2008 when he was hired by EMC, a technology company, as an Account Executive. Unfortunately, like many others in the state, he was laid off by EMC in January of 2009 as the financial crisis took its toll and the unemployment rate soared.

While reevaluating his next career move, he became increasingly disheartened with the political climate at home and nationally. Seeing massive job losses, increased spending, taxes on the rise, closed door government, and looming health care reform, he became more active in politics, most recently volunteering on Scott Brown’s successful campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Having obtained his Accident and Health, Life, and Real Estate Broker license, Korey had planned on going into business for himself. However as the economy worsened he realized that the only way for Massachusetts business owners to become successful, was to do his best to help create an economic climate that is more encouraging and supportive of entrepreneurs – a climate that today seems far too uncertain. In this state with record spending, increasing taxes, escalating health care costs, budget deficits, and decreases in local aid, the private sector and the working class are going to be subject to even more taxes – stifling business investment and further decreasing employment opportunities in our communities.

His self-described call to action is simple: change the thinking on Beacon Hill. Tired of career politicians lacking any private sector experience he has committed himself to making a bid for State Representative in the 5th Plymouth District in order to bring common sense to Beacon Hill on behalf of those he serves.

“A wise and frugal government, ….leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government” – Thomas Jefferson


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