State Senator Sal DiDomenico has endorsed Steve Tompkins to continue serving as Suffolk County Sheriff. 

“As the Senator for Chelsea, Charlestown and parts of Allston and Brighton, I have had the pleasure of working alongside Sheriff Tompkins," said Senator DiDomenico. "He is an experienced leader who excels as Sheriff because of his progressive approach to the treatment of inmates and his community programs aimed at keeping youth on the right path. He is an asset to the communities of Suffolk County and I am proud to call him a colleague and friend. Vote Sheriff Steve Tompkins on Thursday, September 8!" 

"Not only has Senator Sal DiDomenico been a powerful advocate for issues that affect the residents of Boston, Chelsea and the other parts of his district, but he has also championed causes that have a direct correlation to the people in my care and custody," said Sheriff Tompkins. Whether fighting for quality education, better services for our veterans, more help for people struggling with addiction, or increased public safety, Senator DiDomenico has been a strong ally in the work that I do as the Sheriff of Suffolk County. I am very appreciative of his support of my campaign for reelection and grateful to have his friendship."    

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.