Meet the Team

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Brian S. Dempsey


Brian has more than 27 years of experience in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he has represented the City of Haverhill. Elected to his first term in the House in 1991, he served four terms as the House Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, where he authored seven House Budget proposals, and held a number of additional leadership positions, serving as House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Service; Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology; House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy; and House Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.

Over the course of his service in the House, Brian participated in drafting many key legislative items, including these notable bills:

  • House Bill 2619, An Act Expanding Gaming in the Commonwealth (co-author)
  • Chapter 240 of the Acts of 2010, An Act Relative to Economic Development Reorganization (co-author)
  • Chapter 169 of the Acts of 2008, An Act Relative to Green Communities (co-author)
  • Economic Stimulus I: An Act Relative to Investments in Emerging Technologies to Promote Job Creation, Economic Stability and Competitiveness in the Massachusetts Economy (co-author)
  • Chapter 240 of the Acts of 2010, An Act Relative to Economic Development Reorganization (co-author)

Outside of the political arena, Brian has worked as an insurance broker, and has owned and operated the Brian S. Dempsey Insurance Agency in Haverhill, Massachusetts for over 20 years. Brian holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.


  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Legislator of the Year (2013)
  • Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, Good Guy Award (2016)
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Committed to Access Award (2017)
  • Boston Children’s Hospital, Child Health Hero (2017)
  • Greater Boston Food Bank, Public Advocate of the Year (2012)


  • Massachusetts House of Representatives (1991 – 2017)
  • Haverhill City Council (1988 – 1991: vice president, 1989; president, 1990)
  • Co-Chair, Public Policy Leadership Council, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Board of Directors, Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley
  • Member, Board of Directors, Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council Inc.
  • Corporator, Pentucket Bank
  • Member, Haverhill Democratic City Committee

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Anna P. Lucey

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Prior to joining Dempsey, Lucey & Associates, Anna worked as Director of State Government Affairs for Charter Communications. There she was responsible for advising the government affairs division on legislative matters pending before the Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont legislatures as well as assisting with regulatory compliance issues within those states. Anna also participated in the development of community relations strategies and the negotiation of franchise agreements with host communities.


Previously, Anna worked as General Counsel to the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means where she was responsible for drafting and negotiating all policy sections related to the annual fiscal year General Appropriation Acts, quarterly supplemental budgets, and quadrennial bond appropriation bills in addition to overseeing the legal work performed on legislation referred to the committee.  During her time in the General Court, Anna assisted with the development and drafting of several major pieces of legislation including An Act Establishing Expanded Gaming in the Commonwealth, An Act Restoring the Minimum Wage and Providing Unemployment Insurance Reforms, and An Act to Promote Energy Diversity as well as budgetary initiatives related to municipal health care reform and transportation reform.

Anna currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Trust and previously served as President of the Suffolk University Law Alumni Board.  She received a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School (cum laude) and a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.

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Tatum Kelleher

Director of Policy & Communications

As Director of Policy and Communications, Tatum advises clients on legislative issues in Massachusetts and provides support to clients through the tracking and analyzing of legislation as well as monitoring regulatory and state commission proceedings. Prior to joining Dempsey, Lucey & Associates, Tatum worked for the Massachusetts House of Representatives for over the past half-decade. Most recently, Tatum served as the Chief of Staff to the Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery where she managed committee and district staff and oversaw the development and execution of the Chair’s legislative and budget priorities.  Tatum previously served as committee staff to the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. Tatum graduated with a B.S. in Political Science from Salem State University and holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.


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