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January 26, 2006

CONTACT: Steve Tompkins
Emily Shortt
(617) 961-6682


Boston – Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral announced today that Matthew O’Malley joins the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, January 30. O’Malley will be the Sheriff’s Director of Legislative Affairs.

A graduate of George Washington University, where he earned degrees in English and Political Science, O’Malley clerked for a Washington DC Ward Councilor and was a legislative aide for former Boston City Councilor Peggy Davis-Mullen. He has twice been a candidate for Boston City Council and managed the Sheriff’s successful election campaign in 2004. He sits on the boards of the Jason Roberts Challengers League, the Ward Fellowship and Project Hope, and has raised more than seven thousand dollars for Children’s Hospital as a member of the Kids-at-Heart marathon team.

“Matt has built solid relationships and has credibility with Suffolk County’s legislators. He understands the complexities of the legislative process and is skilled at building consensus among diverse groups. The work of the Sheriff’s Department affects every community in Suffolk County. We have ambitious goals and I welcome Matt as a strong, committed advocate to help achieve them,” Sheriff Cabral said.

As Director of Legislative Affairs, O’Malley will be responsible for working with elected officials in Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop and Revere to further the legislative, fiscal and public safety goals of the Sheriff’s Department. He will be the Sheriff’s liaison to the Massachusetts Sheriff’s Association, community and civic groups.

O’Malley is thrilled about his new position and is looking forward to getting started on Monday. “I’m excited about this opportunity,” he said. “Sheriff Cabral and I share very similar goals and I look forward to working with her to improve the Sheriff’s Department and the communities it serves.”

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