|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 6th Essex District|
Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Mary E. Grant|
New England School of Law|
Jerald A. "Jerry" Parisella is an American politician who represents the 6th Essex district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Parisella graduated from Emerson College in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He worked as a reporter for the Salem Evening News from 1989 until 1991, when he became Congressman Nicholas Mavroules' press secretary.
In 1997, Parisella graduated from the New England School of Law. A year later he became an assistant city solicitor in Beverly, Massachusetts. In 2000, Parisella gave up his solicitor's job to join the law firm of Alexander & Femino, where he still practices. From 2006–2011, he was also an assistant city solicitor in Salem, Massachusetts.
Parisella is a Major in the United States Army Reserve, serving as a Judge Advocate General. In 2011 he deployed to Afghanistan with the 804th Medical Brigade. He currently serves in the 3rd LSO with fellow State Rep Harold Naughton, Jr.
- Massachusetts Legislature profile
- Drohan, Kerry (December 14, 2010). "Parisella gets calls to duty from Statehouse and Iraq". Boston Globe. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
- Forman, Ethan (December 10, 2010). "New Beverly state rep ordered to Iraq". Lawrence Eagle-Tribune. Retrieved 15 March 2011.