Michael Morrissey

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Michael Morrissey
Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk and Plymouth
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney / Senator
Michael Morrissey (b. August 2, 1954) was a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate. He represented Norfolk and Plymouth district from 1992 to 2011.

Morrissey was a representative with the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1976-1992. He also has served on the Quincy Democratic City Committee.

Morrissey has professional experience as an attorney.

Morrissey earned his Bachelor's degree in 1976 from University of Massachusetts-Amherst and his MPA from Western New England College in 1981. In 1985, he earned his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.[1]


Michael Morrissey is involved in a number of organizations, including the Cerebral Palsy of South Shore, Gull Point Yacht Club, North Quincy Knights of Columbus, Quincy Elks, and the Squantum Yacht Club.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

Michael Morrissey served on the Commonwealth Water Supply Commission from 1979 to 1982 and presently serves on the Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure and the Senate Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy.


Michael Morrissey currently serves on a number of legislative committees, including the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, the Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committee, the Global Warming and Climate Change Committee, the Post Audit and Oversight Committee, the Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee.



On November 4, 2008, Morrissey won re-election for the Senate election for the Norfolk and Plymouth district.[2] In this election he raised $247,808-; of that total $212,709 (92.7%) was from in state contributions and $16,775 (7.3%) was from out of state contributions.[3]

Massachusetts State Senate - Norfolk and Plymouth district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Morrissey (D) 55,238
All Others 741
Blanks 18,732

Campaign donors


In 2008 Michael Morrissey collected $247,808 in donations.[4]

His two largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Cash (<$50) $2,261
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 $2,000


Michael Morrissey was born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts. He is currently married to Joanne Morrissey.

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Preceded by
Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk and Plymouth
Succeeded by
John Keenan