Serving Massachusetts' Second Norfolk District.
Tackey Chan is currently the State Representative for the Second Norfolk District, including thirteen of the thirty precincts in Quincy, Massachusetts. Tackey is a current and lifelong resident of Quincy. He was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2010 and is currently serving his fifth term in office. He is the Chair of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. In 2010, Tackey was one of the three first State Representatives of Asian American descent elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and is the first Asian American and minority elected to office in the City of Quincy.
Tackey worked as an Assistant Attorney General in Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office of Ratepayer Advocacy from 2007 to 2010. As a regulatory attorney in this division, he represented the interests of residential, commercial and industrial utility consumers at adjudicatory proceedings before the Massachusetts Departments of Public Utilities and Telecommunication and Cable. Prior to the Attorney General’s office, he worked as General Counsel and Legislative Director for State Senator Michael W. Morrissey from 1995 to 2007. During this time he was not only responsible for being a liaison on the state and municipal level, but worked to oversee and address a wide-range of policy issues concerning the electric and gas industries, telecommunications, alcohol and professional licensing, identity theft, gaming, consumer law, media relations, constituent services, and the state budget. Tackey also has practical experience in the private sector. He worked as an information systems administrator at Onsett International for four years, founded his own part-time, private law practice and has appeared as an actor in local television commercials.
In 2003, Tackey received his Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and from Boston College High School in 1991. In Quincy, he attended both Beechwood Knoll Elementary School and St. Ann’s School in Wollaston.
In addition, Tackey is licensed to appear in the Federal District Courts of Massachusetts and United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, possesses a Massachusetts real estate broker’s license, and is a Notary Public and Justice of the Peace. He is a member of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts and Norfolk County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Tackey is proud of his extensive record of volunteer service in the local community, which includes work for numerous collaboratives, commissions and non-profit organizations over the past 18 years. Currently, he continues his work with Quincy Asian Resources, Inc., a multi-service organization that he helped found and served as both a board president (2001-2004) and board treasurer (2006-2007). In addition, he serves as a board member to Work, Inc., a company dedicated to the empowerment of people with disabilities (1998 to present), and has worked with other Quincy community organizations including Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP), the South Shore’s anti-poverty agency.
In 2006, Tackey’s exemplary community service led to his appointment to the Massachusetts Asian American Commission by then Senate President Robert Travaglini. In 2007, he was reappointed by the Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to represent her on the Commission and served until 2010.
Tackey’s civic-mindedness has earned him several recognitions. Most recently, in 2018 he was named the National Association of Government Employees’ 2018 ‘Legislator of the Year’. In 2017, he received Quincy Community Action Programs QCAP Extra Mile Award, and in 2015, he received the Gratitude Award from the Norfolk Central Labor council. In 2014, he received the Massachusetts Boating and Yacht Club Association 2014 Legislator of the Year Award.