State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty, Democrat of Chelsea, represents the Second Suffolk Representative District of Massachusetts, which consists of the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown and most of Chelsea.
Representative O’Flaherty graduated from Malden Catholic High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Suffolk University. He was awarded a Juris Doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Law and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar and the Federal bar in 1994. He was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives in 1996 and was sworn in on January 1st, 1997.
Currently in his 7th term in the House of Representatives, Representative O’Flaherty serves as the House Chairman of the Joint Committee on The Judiciary. He has held this Chairmanship under three different Speakers of the House and has been a staunch advocate for the legal community since he was first appointed in 2002.
In addition to his legislative duties, Representative O’Flaherty is a practicing lawyer and is a Partner in the law firm of O’Donovan, Dwyer & O’Flaherty, P.C..
The youngest of five brothers and the only member of his immediate family born in the United States, Representative O’Flaherty lives in Chelsea with his wife, Patricia. Eugene’s parents are both from County Kerry and both of his wife’s parents are from Dublin City.