Michael was the first openly LGBTQ person ever elected to the Springfield City Council
Michael Fenton is an attorney who was served on the Springfield City Council since 2010. He is the first openly LGBT person ever elected to the Springfield City Council. Michael served as Council President from 2014-2016. He is a graduate of the Western New England University School of Law (Juris Doctorate, 2012), Western New England University School of Business (Masters in Business Administration, 2011) and Providence College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with cum laude honors (2009). Attorney Fenton is well-recognized as a leader in the law, as is evidenced by his selection to be a Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014-2018), a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Up and Coming Attorney (2014), and a BusinessWest 40 Under 40 award recipient (class of 2012). The oldest of five children, Michael gives back to his community by serving in public office and on a variety of non-profit boards. Michael lives in Springfield with his husband, Jonathan Berthiaume who works in brand governance for a fortune 100 company. They were married in September 2016 in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Michael was the first openly LGBTQ person ever elected to the Springfield City Council.
- Michael will continue to be a voice for the LGBTQ community in Springfield.