Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell has endorsed Sheriff Tompkins' candidacy to continue serving as Suffolk County Sheriff.
"Sheriff Tompkins is a passionate civic servant and an innovative leader. He is committed to ensuring that the men and women who enter his facilities do not return. The Sheriff is willing to take progressive action so that our residents have the necessary opportunities to keep them out of the system. I'm honored to partner with him in the work, and proud to vote for him on September 8th!" said Councilor Campbell.
"Councilor Campbell is a tireless advocate for the people whom she represents in her district, particularly around issues of incarceration, prison reform and addiction recovery," said Sheriff Tompkins. "She is committed to the issues that directly impact the men and women in my care and custody, and she is also a great advocate for not only the citizens of District 4, but for residents across the City of Boston. I am so happy to have received her endorsement to return as the Sheriff of Suffolk County, and I look forward to our continued collaboration."
Appointed to the position in 2013, Sheriff Tompkins won election in 2012 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.