Brian S. Dempsey House Ways and Means Chair
- State House
- Room 243
- Boston, MA 02133
- Phone: 617-722-2990
- Fax: 617-722-2215
- Email: Brian.Dempsey@mahouse.gov
|H.3330||HD3730||By Mr. Dempsey of Haverhill, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3330) of Brian S. Dempsey (with the approval of mayor and city council) that the city of Haverhill be authorized to exempt the position of deputy police chief from certain provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]|
|H.4146||Text of a further (offered by Mr. Dempsey of Haverhill) to Senate amendment of the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 4116)|
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, Brian was appointed the Chairman of the House Committee on Ways & Means. As Chairman of House Committee on Ways and Means, Brian is responsible for reviewing all legislation affecting the state’s finances as well as writing the House Budget. He currently is working on crafting the FY17 House budget.
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.
- 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