Jerry Parisella

Jerry Parisella
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 6th Essex District
Assumed office
Preceded by Mary E. Grant
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lisa Parisella
Residence Beverly, Massachusetts
Alma mater New England School of Law
Emerson College
Occupation Journalist
Press Secretary

Jerald A. "Jerry" Parisella is an American politician who represents the 6th Essex district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[2]


  1. Massachusetts Legislature profile
  2. 1 2 Drohan, Kerry (December 14, 2010). "Parisella gets calls to duty from Statehouse and Iraq". Boston Globe. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  3. Forman, Ethan (December 10, 2010). "New Beverly state rep ordered to Iraq". Lawrence Eagle-Tribune. Retrieved 15 March 2011.

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