Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty endorsed Sheriff Tompkins for reelection to continue serving as Suffolk County Sheriff. 

"Since assuming office in 2013, Sheriff Steve Tompkins has focused on utilizing community programs to keep our youth on the right path. His continued involvement with neighborhood organizations and school programs provides an avenue for at-risk individuals to make positive decisions and break the cycle of recidivism. I am thrilled to support Sheriff Tompkins during his reelection and look forward to his continued leadership in our community."

"I've known and worked with City Councilor Mike Flaherty for a number of years and I've found him to be a concerned and committed representative of the people of the City of Boston," said Sheriff Tompkins. A strong proponent of public safety, Councilor Flaherty has also been at the forefront of social issues, pushing for equality for all citizens, consumer protections, and affordable housing, among others. He has been both an ally and a friend, and I am happy to have his endorsement for my reelection." 

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.