“Beyond a doubt, Sheriff Steve Tompkins is the most qualified person to continue keeping our communities safe. In my years working with Sheriff Tompkins, he has kept the safety and security of families among his top priorities. With proud enthusiasm, I ask you to join me on Thursday, September 8 in supporting Sheriff Tompkins for Suffolk County Sheriff,” said Councilor Jackson.
“I’ve known Councilor Jackson for some time now, and while he is often recognized for his gregarious nature and outsize personality, I have long been impressed by his knowledge and thoughtfulness on issues ranging from employment and housing to economic development and reentry,” said Sheriff Tompkins. “We have worked on numerous other issues together as colleagues, and I am happy to count him as both a friend and supporter of my campaign for reelection as the Sheriff of Suffolk County.”
Appointed to the position in 2013, Sheriff Tompkins won election in 2014 as a first-time candidate with over 83% of the vote. As the Sheriff of Suffolk County, Tompkins manages all operations at the Suffolk County House of Correction, the Nashua Street Jail and the Civil Process Division. In addition to providing care, custody and rehabilitative support for inmates and pretrial detainees, Tompkins also oversees a management, security, and administrative staff of over 1,000. Sheriff Tompkins holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Boston College and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Massachusetts.