State Senator for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District Joseph Boncore has endorsed Sheriff Tompkins for reelection as Suffolk County Sheriff. 

"Sheriff Steve Tompkins commitment to Suffolk County and public safety is unparalleled. On Thursday, September 8th, join me and vote for Steve Tompkins," said Senator Boncore

“Before his election to the Senate earlier this year, Joseph Boncore worked on several issues critical to the residents in and around Suffolk County, including opioid addiction and affordable housing,” said Sheriff Tompkins. “Watching Senator Boncore along the campaign trail, his passion and desire to elevate his service to the people of his district as an elected official was clearly visible. I look forward to working with him around issues of public health and safety, and I am glad to have his support and endorsement.”

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.