Ed Coppinger was elected the State Representative for the 10th Suffolk District on November 3, 2010. He represents all of West Roxbury, South Brookline and a part of Roslindale in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
A lifelong resident of West Roxbury, Ed is married to Donna (Harrington) Coppinger and they have four daughters: Maggie, Emma, Ava and Maeve.
Ed has always been involved in the West Roxbury community and has coached over a dozen sports teams in Parkway Soccer, Parkway Girls Softball, Parkway Little League, and basketball at the Roche Community Center. Ed has served on the board of West Roxbury Main Streets, and he has volunteered for numerous other community-based organizations over the years.
Another example of his dedication to West Roxbury and Roslindale (also called the Parkway) is his idea to start a local, news based website called ParkwayBoston.com in March 2008. Along with another West Roxbury resident, Ed saw the need to develop a comprehensive, one-stop location for everything happening in the neighborhood. The website hosts sign-up information and downloadable applications for neighborhood sports teams, maintains a calendar of events for all things Parkway, promotes local businesses, and posts press releases and news updates to keep residents aware of what is going on in the neighborhood.
By trade, Ed works as a residential mortgage loan officer which means he has helped hundreds of families in the community obtain financing for the purchase of their homes.
Ed graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Bryant University.
For the 187th Session of the Massachusetts General Court, Ed will serve on three committees where he will work tirelessly on behalf of his constituents and the people of Massachusetts. He will serve on the Joint Committee on Elderly Affairs where he will be a strong advocate for seniors and have influence over any legislation affecting the elderly. As a member of the Joint Committee on Housing, Ed will help oversee housing and condo laws across the state. On the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, Ed will be responsible for studying laws affecting state agencies, lobbying reform, as well as public bidding and procurement laws.