For Immediate Release
April 13, 2009
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Today, Mayor Thomas M. Menino appointed Ellen Rooney, former Republican State Committee member for the second Suffolk district, to the city's Board of Election Commissioners.
"Ellen brings a strong and distinguished background in politics and I am certain that she will provide an objective voice to the board," said Mayor Menino. "Ellen will be a great asset to the Election Department and I am extremely happy she decided to take this very important post to help ensure fairness in our city's elections system."
As a member of the Republican State Committee, Ms. Rooney, a resident of the Back Bay, recruited fellow Republicans to run for local and state elections and worked on many local campaigns. Prior to her role as a State Committee member, Ms. Rooney held various positions including chair of the Boston Licensing Board, Executive Director of the Access Scholarship program and the Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Business Association.
"I am very happy to be joining this strong Board of Election Commissioners and I have a deep respect for the responsibility I now have to help ensure a smooth elections process for the City of Boston," said Ms. Rooney. "As a strong believer in exercising the right to vote I am deeply honored to be appointed to the Board and thank Mayor Menino for the opportunity."
Civic engagement is a principal part of government and Mayor Menino encourages residents to go to the City's website to learn more about volunteer opportunities in Boston City Hall at www.cityofboston.gov. For volunteer opportunities in the Election Department, please go to www.cityofboston.gov/elections.