Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court Maura Doyle has endorsed Sheriff Tompkins for reelection as Suffolk County Sheriff.
"Sheriff Tompkins is a leader on the complex issues that impact the corrections department. He is laser focused on reducing substance abuse and providing care to populations at-risk in order to reduce recidivism. I am proud to stand with Sheriff Tompkins on Thursday, September 8 so he can continue the meaningful work he is doing at the Suffolk County Sheriff," said Clerk Doyle.
“Maura Doyle is a true trailblazer, becoming the first woman appointed and then elected to be the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for the County of Suffolk in a history of the position spanning more than four centuries.” said Sheriff Tompkins. "In her work managing petitions sent from the lower courts, her outreach efforts with young people in sports and education, or her service on boards that oversee the health and wellness of residents in our communities, she has shown a commitment to others that makes me happy to have her support for my reelection as the Sheriff of Suffolk County, and proud to have her as a friend."
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.