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Sean Tierney

He/Him

Currently
Research Director & Legal Counsel for the Joint Committee on Housing at the Massachusetts Legislature

More about Sean Tierney

Sean Tierney grew up in Cambridge and is a graduate of CRLS, UMass Amherst, and Suffolk Law.

Sean Tierney has not run for office before. He was a delegate to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention for ward 9 in 2014. Locally, he began volunteering as a coach to the CRLS football team last summer.

Professionally, he works for the Massachusetts House of Representatives as a Legal Counsel, currently for the Joint Committee on Housing. Prior to getting his law degree, he worked for the Kennedy School.

Incumbent
No
Education
UMass - Amherst; Suffolk University Law School
Age
34 years, 11 months
Born in 1985
Voter Registration
July 22, 2005

Where does Sean live?

Address
Rents at 12 Prince Street, Apt. 6 Cambridge, MA 02139
Valued at approx. $550,000

Endorsements

Q&A

Interviews with the candidate

Quotes

I'm the only candidate who works in housing policy.

Sean Tierney, Backyard Cambridge Podcast

Density bonuses are critical. Density=Diversity.

Sean Tierney, ABC survey answer

We should utilize Chapter 40R.

Press

Articles about the candidate

The Harvard Crimson Sean Tierney (Profile)

I worked on tax policy and helped draft the Fair Share Amendment, which is going to tax millionaires as a higher rate.

Nov. 1, 2017 — Ahab Chopra
The Harvard Crimson Sean Tierney (Profile)

I worked on tax policy and helped draft the Fair Share Amendment, which is going to tax millionaires as a higher rate.

Nov. 1, 2017 — Ahab Chopra
Backyard Cambridge (Podcast) Episode 4: Who are the new generation?

"... The developer will be awarded a tax credit if they're building Affordable Housing.
The developer then will sell their tax credit to a corporation for instance who that has a high tax liability.
The developer will then take the cash they get from selling the tax credit and invest that directly into the capital improvements or the construction of the affordable housing.
The corporation will then take that tax credit and apply it to their tax liability."

Oct. 26, 2017 — Amira Valliani
Backyard Cambridge (Podcast) Episode 4: Who are the new generation?

"... The developer will be awarded a tax credit if they're building Affordable Housing.
The developer then will sell their tax credit to a corporation for instance who that has a high tax liability.
The developer will then take the cash they get from selling the tax credit and invest that directly into the capital improvements or the construction of the affordable housing.
The corporation will then take that tax credit and apply it to their tax liability."

Oct. 26, 2017 — Amira Valliani
Scout Cambridge City Council Candidate Profiles, Group 5 of 5

What are three specific new programs or changes you would make if elected?

1) Designate the Alewife Quadrangle and Vail Court as 40R Smart Growth Districts. This will allow the city to work with the state to plan transit-oriented, mixed-use, and mixed-income neighborhoods with open space, housing, and retail. We should access the MassWorks Infrastructure Program to mitigate environmental concerns and work to increase access to T stations.

Oct. 23, 2017 — Reena Karasin
Scout Cambridge City Council Candidate Profiles, Group 5 of 5

What are three specific new programs or changes you would make if elected?

1) Designate the Alewife Quadrangle and Vail Court as 40R Smart Growth Districts. This will allow the city to work with the state to plan transit-oriented, mixed-use, and mixed-income neighborhoods with open space, housing, and retail. We should access the MassWorks Infrastructure Program to mitigate environmental concerns and work to increase access to T stations.

Oct. 23, 2017 — Reena Karasin

Campaign finance

How much the candidate has raised and spent

$1,952
Current balance
$2,255
Balance at the start of 2019
$0
Raised in 2019
$303
Spent in 2019