Jerome "Jerry" P. McDermott is the 22nd and current High Sheriff of Norfolk County. He previously served on the Boston City Council and as the executive director of South Shore Habitat for Humanity. He also served as an aide to Senator Scott Brown and worked in community relations and economic development for Eversource. In March 2018 he was appointed as chief of staff in the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance in the administration of Governor Charlie Baker. He was appointed sheriff by Governor Baker in December 2018.
|Norfolk County, Massachusetts Sheriff|
|Assumed office |
December 24, 2018
|Appointed by||Charlie Baker|
|Preceded by||Michael G. Bellotti|
|Chief of Staff of the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance|
March 2018 – March 2019
|Preceded by||David Abdoo|
|Succeeded by||Matthew Cocciardi|
|Member of the Boston City Council for District 9|
|Preceded by||Brian Honan|
|Succeeded by||Mark Ciommo|
|Political party||Republican (2013-present)|
Democratic (until 2010)
|Education||University of Massachusetts Boston|
While serving on the city council, he was a registered Democrat, but unenrolled from the party in 2010. He registered as a Republican in 2013. In 2006, as a councillor, he proposed that the Boston Citgo sign be removed in response to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's insults toward U.S. President George W. Bush. McDermott also suggested draping an American flag or Boston Red Sox banner over the sign until Chávez was out of office.
- Stout, Matt (December 17, 2018). "Baker taps former city councilor as Norfolk County sheriff". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
- "Our Campaigns - Candidate - Jerry McDermott". Retrieved January 19, 2019.
- "Boston Official Wants Citgo Sign Removed". Turnto10. August 22, 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-24.[permanent dead link]
|This article about a Massachusetts politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|