Brian S. Dempsey 186th (2009 - 2010) House Ways and Means Chair

D Haverhill
Brian S. Dempsey

Addresses

State House
Room 243
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2990
Fax: 617-722-2215
Email:
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.299 SD1502 For legislation relative to financial literacy in schools.
S.806 SD1071 For legislation relative to the creation of a sports injury commission .
H.1506 HD1559 Relative to criminal information record checks of livery drivers
S.1884 SD1869 For legislation relative to funeral processions
H.3381 HD2076 For legislation to reimburse ciities and towns for providing single room occupancy to veterans

Brian S. Dempsey, 49, represents the 3rd Essex District, consisting of the City of Haverhill, is currently serving his 6th term as the House Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means. Brian was born and raised in Haverhill, Massachusetts, where he and his wife, Julie have three children, Ryan, Tyler and Brittany. He is a 1984 graduate of Haverhill High School and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where he received a Bachelor of Arts.

In 1991, he was elected to his first term to the House of Representatives. During this time he has served as House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Service, Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology, House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, and House Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. In January 2011. Chairman Dempsey has authored the past six House Budget proposals, and has served as a house conferee on each of the subsequent Budget Conference Committees.

As Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, Brian co-authored an Act Relative to Economic Development Reorganization and an Act Establishing Expanded Gaming in the Commonwealth. While Chairman of the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, he co-authored the Green Communities Act, that was signed into law on July 2, 2008. The Green Communities Act places a comprehensive focus on major energy efficiency and renewable energy throughout the Commonwealth. He was also co-author of the 2003 Economic Development Reorganization Act, the state’s $100 million Economic Stimulus package which helped strengthen the Massachusetts economy and create new jobs for the residents of the Commonwealth.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator/Insurance Broker
Spouse: Julie
Children: 3

Career Highlights

  • Co-author, House Bill 4619, an Act Establishing Expanded Gaming in the Commonwealth
  • Co-author, Chapter 240 of the Acts of 2010, an Act Relative to Economic Development Reorganization
  • Co-author, Chapter 169 of the Acts of 2008, an Act Relative to Green Communities
  • Co-author, Chapter 141 of the Acts of 2003, an Act Relative to Investments in Emerging Technologies to Promote Job Creation, Economic Stability and Competitiveness in the Massachusetts Economy (Economic Stimulus I)

Education & Public Service

  • Haverhill High School
  • Norwich University
  • University of Massachusetts at Lowell, B.A.
  • City Council (1988-1991, vice-president-1989, president-1990)
  • Mass. House (1991-Present)
  • Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley (Board of Directors), Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council Inc. (Board of Directors), Essex County Anti-Gang Council Pentucket Bank (corporator) and Haverhill Democratic City Committee
Third Essex, Consisting of Haverhill: Ward 1, Ward 2: Precinct 3, Ward 3, Ward 4: Precincts 1, 2, Ward 5: Precincts 1, 3, Ward 6.