Prior to his election as the State Representative for the 2nd Norfolk District, Tackey was 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 Telecommunications and Cable. His duties included opposing rate increases proposed by utility companies, investigating service quality issues, interfacing with low income advocates and monitoring energy conservation efforts. 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. In addition to acting as a liaison for both the state and municipal offices, during this time he was also responsible for overseeing and addressing 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. He is Of Counsel at Boyle Shaughnessy Law.
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 collaborative, commissions and non-profit organizations throughout his live. Currently, he continues his work with Quincy Asian Resources, Inc., a multi-service organization that he helped found and which he served as a board president (2001-2004) and board treasurer (2006-2007), and with Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP), the South Shore’s anti-poverty agency, which he served as a board member (2007-2010), Currently, he serves as a board member of Work, Inc., a company dedicated to the empowerment of people with disabilities.
Tackey’s exemplary community service lead then Senate President Robert Travaglini to appoint him to the Massachusetts Asian American Commission in 2006. In 2007, he was reappointed by the Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to represent her on the Commission. During his term on the Commission, he has actively served as the Vice-Chairperson (2007-2008) and Chairperson (2008-2009). He was a member of the Quincy Zoning Board of Appeals in 2009. Additionally, Tackey has been a member of the Ward 5 Democratic City Committee since 2000 and has been a delegate to numerous Massachusetts Democratic Conventions.
Tackey and his mother, brother, sister in-law, and nephew are all residents of Quincy.