Maureen Feeney

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Maureen Feeney
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Boston City Clerk
Assumed office
Preceded byRosaria Salerno
Member of the Boston City Council for District 3
In office
Preceded byJames E. Byrne
Succeeded byFrank Baker
President of the Boston City Council
In office
Preceded byMichael F. Flaherty
Succeeded byMichael P. Ross
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic

Maureen Feeney is an American politician who is the current City Clerk of Boston, Massachusetts.[1]

City Council[edit]

From 1994 to 2011 she represented Dorchester on the Boston City Council. She served as City Council president from 2007 to 2008.[2] Feeney did not run for reelection in 2011 and resigned on November 10, 2011, before her final term was complete. Her resignation allowed her to seek the position of city clerk, as state conflict of interest law required that she be out of office for a minimum of 30 days before she could be appointed.[3][4]

City Clerk[edit]

On December 21, 2011, Feeney was named city clerk by the city council. Ten councilors voted in favor of Feeney, Charles Yancey voted for Natalie Carithers, and Tito Jackson voted present to show his displeasure with the process of choosing the new clerk. She took office the following month.[4]

Other races[edit]

In 1996, Feeney was a candidate for state representative in the 13th Suffolk District, but dropped out of the race.[5] In 1997, she lost the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts Senate seat in the Suffolk and Norfolk District to Brian A. Joyce by less than 400 votes.[6][7]


  1. ^ "City Clerk".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-13. Retrieved 2010-03-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Retrieved 2010-03-29
  3. ^ Ryan, Andrew (November 15, 2011). "Feeney, long on council, leaves quietly". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Maureen Feeney voted in as next city clerk". Dorchester Reporter. December 21, 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
  5. ^ "Maureen Feeney quits rep race". Boston Herald. September 20, 1996.
  6. ^ Walker, Adrian (December 10, 1997). "Joyce defeats Feeney in tight race for state Senate seat". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
  7. ^ Jonas, Michael (June 14, 1998). "Joyce, Feeney take early test in JP". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 17, 2013.

Further reading[edit]

Preceded by
Michael F. Flaherty
President of the Boston City Council
Succeeded by
Michael P. Ross