Mayor Brian Arrigo has endorsed Steve Tompkins in his bid to continue serving the people of Revere, Chelsea, Winthrop and Boston as the Suffolk County Sheriff.
“Sheriff Tompkins has done an outstanding job as Suffolk County Sheriff and deserves to be reelected. He has the skill, experience and respect necessary to keep the sheriff’s department moving forward. He has worked very hard to reduce recidivism and make our communities safer. I look forward to continuing to work with him in the years to come,” said Mayor Arrigo.
With respect to the endorsement, Sheriff Tompkins expressed his gratitude for the show of support and his desire to continue working with committed civic leaders such as Mayor Arrigo.
“I am both honored by the support of Mayor Arrigo and deeply appreciative of the opportunity to continue working with the vibrant residents, merchants, and organizations of the City of Revere. My mission is the care, custody of those remanded to my facilities, and also to safeguard our citizens by working towards safer and healthier communities throughout the County,” said Sheriff Tompkins.
From the beginning of his days in office more than three years ago, Sheriff Tompkins has worked within the city around issues of public health and safety. Whether pushing to secure more addiction recovery and mental health care services in the community, standing with local elected officials to provide assistance in the aftermath of the tornado that made landfall in 2014, or deploying work crews to help with winter snow removal, spring cleanups and summer landscaping in public spaces, Sheriff Tompkins has proudly given his support to the City of Revere and its citizens, whom he looks forward to continue serving.
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.