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Jerry Parisella
Jerald Parisella.jpg
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixth Essex District
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Jerald A. "Jerry" Parisella is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Sixth Essex District since 2011.


Parisella graduated from Emerson College and the New England School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at Alexander & Femino in Beverly, and Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Salem. Parisella has served in the Army Reserve since 1994.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Parisella served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Election Laws Joint
Transportation Joint
Veterans and Federal Affairs Joint, Vice-chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Parisella served on the following committees:



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Jerry Parisella was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unopposed in the general election.[1]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Parisella won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixth Essex District. Parisella was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Parisella won election to the Sixth Essex seat in 2010. He defeated Scott Houseman in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Brett Schetzsle (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Sixth Essex District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Parisella (D) 9,111
Brett Schetzsle (R) 5,996

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Parisella raised $51,162 in contributions.[5]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $4,426
Unitemized Receipts $2,145
Parisella, Jerry $1,905


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Parisella and his wife, Lisa, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Grant
Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixth Essex District
Succeeded by