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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Timothy R. Whelan Republican - 1st Barnstable

Began public service at the age of 19 years old working as a Correctional Officer, assigned to Maximum Security block of the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction. I then took a leave of absence in 1989 to join the United States Marine Corps Reserves, graduating from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island South Carolina, later being assigned to Headquarters Company 25th Marines. I entered the Massachusetts State Police Academy in 1992, having served in uniformed patrol for virtually my entire career. My best years we're spent assigned to Commercial Vehicle Enforcement where I became a certified lead instructor in Hazardous Material transportation as well as Bulk Package transportation. At this point in my career I was traveling to other States to teach these courses on behalf of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. I also was assigned to the State Police Incident Management Team where I was fortunate to be trained in Incident Command and Homeland Security matters.

PERSONAL: I have been married to my high-school sweetheart, Lisa, for 25 years. She is my first and only girlfriend, fiancée, and wife. Together we have raised our two daughters, Maggie who is a 22 year old college senior at the University of Southern Maine and Katie, who is a 20 year old college sophomore at Johnson & Wales University. Lisa is also a Doctoral candidate at U. Mass. Dartmouth.

Personal Information

Profession:

Safety consultant / Retired state police Sergeant

Spouse:

Lisa M. Whelan

Children:

2

Pets:

2 dogs (Labrador retrievers)

Interests:
  • Avid reader, family time, running, weightlifting

Career Highlights

  • Graduated Parris Island Recruit Training and earned title US Marine

  • Multiple awards for excellence in service- Mass. State Police

  • Nationally recognized leader in hazardous materials transportation Safety amd compliance

  • Received John Youngblood Award for Excellence from Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance