State Representative of the Fifth Suffolk District Evandro Carvalho has endorsed Steve Tompkins in his bid to continue serving the people of Boston, Winthrop, Chelsea and Revere as the Suffolk County Sheriff.

“Sheriff Tompkins has been a true leader when it comes to ensuring that public safety is a priority throughout each neighborhood of Suffolk County. I am thrilled to support him on Thursday, September 8th and look forward to continue working together in the communities we represent," said Representative Carvalho. 

With respect to the endorsement, Sheriff Tompkins expressed his gratitude for the show of support.

“From the time I first me Evandro Carvalho, the thing that immediately stood out to me was how hard he worked to introduce himself to the residents and organizations in the Fifth Suffolk District. Now, as Representative Carvalho, I've had the opportunity to collaborate with him and observe how hard he continues to work, fighting for effective addiction recovery programming, public transportation access equality, public safety and a host of other issues," said Sheriff Tompkins. "I am grateful to have his endorsement of my campaign to continue serving the residents of Suffolk County as their Sheriff, and I look forward to continuing out work together for a safer and more vibrant community."

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.