South Boston attorney Paul Gannon, who once served as a South Boston’s state representative, is now running in a special election for state senator of the Plymouth/Norfolk District. Though he is running in a different district than the one he represented as a state representative, Gannon, a Democrat, is holding a local fundraiser on Sunday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m., in South Boston. This event will take place in the iconic gathering place, Touchie’s Shamrock Pub at 508 East Eighth St.

The seat that Gannon is running for represents the communities of Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, Scituate, Cohasset, Marshfield, Duxbury and Norwell. It is currently vacant.

See you there. If you can’t attend but would like to contribute to the campaign, contributions can be sent to Paul J. Gannon, 7 Sentinel Road, Hingham, MA 02043.

-Rick Winterson