MEET MAYOR SHAUNNA O'CONNELL
Shaunna is a Taunton native proudly raising her family in her hometown. She has been married to her husband, Ted, for 24 years, and their greatest joy is raising their two children, Ashton and Riley. The family is honored and proud their daughter Ashton is attending West Point Military Academy.
Nothing has ever been handed to Shaunna. Her parents divorced at an early age. Her family ended up on housing assistance to make ends meet. Shaunna worked two jobs to earn enough money to put herself through college. Upon graduation from college, O’Connell immediately became self-employed as a professional freelance court reporter and worked in many different areas of the legal system for 15 years.
A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR SHAUNNA O'CONNELL
I am deeply honored to take the oath to faithfully serve as your Mayor. I first want to thank my loving, patient, and understanding family. Ted, Ashton, Riley, and my whole family always stand by my side and are always there to support me. Their love lifts me up, and I am truly blessed.
Thank you to the wonderful people of Taunton. Today we commence on a new beginning for our beloved city. We are taking this journey together because we see possibilities, not obstacles.
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