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|Massachusetts State Senate Second Suffolk and Middlesex|
|1998 - October 2011|
|Profession||Porter / Senator|
Tolman has also served on the Democratic State Committee since 1991; been the State Legislative Director for the Transportation Communication Union since 1989; and member and chair of the Ward 22 Democratic Committee since 1988. Tolman was a representative with the Massachusetts State House of Representatives from 1994-1998; representative of the Transportation Communication Union: Labor from 1977-1995; and commissioner of Watertown Housing in 1981.
Tolman's professional experiences have included being a labor representative and legislative director for the Transportation and Communication International Union since 1977; as well as a porter and clerk with Amtrak from 1972-1995.
Tolman attended the Harvard Trade Union Program in 1980 and earned his Bachelor's degree in 1999 from the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
Steven Tolman is currently involved with a number of organizations, including the Community Work Services, Epilepsy Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Sons of Italy, Armenian Assembly of America, Children's Hospital, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Greater Boston Association for Retarded Citizens, and the Allston/Brighton Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). He was previously involved with the Greater Boston Labor Council, Easter Seals Board of Directors, Merrymount Association, and the Pediatric Alliance for Coordinated Care Project.
Tolman won re-election to the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District seat in 2010. William Feegbeh ran against him in the primary. The primary election took place on September 14, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Massachusetts State Senate - Second Suffolk and Middlesex District|
|Steven Tolman (D)||37,458|
On November 4, 2008, Tolman won re-election for the Senate election for the Second Suffolk and Middlesex district. In this election he raised $189,946-; of that total $181,721 (95.7%) was from in state contributions and $8,025 (4.2%) was from out of state contributions.
|Massachusetts State Senate - Second Suffolk & Middlesex district|
|Steven Tolman (D)||44,252|
In 2008 Steven Tolman collected $189,946 in donations.
His two largest contributors in 2008 were:
|National Government Employees||$2,500|
|Sheet Metal Workers Local 17||$1,700|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tolman served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tolman served on these committees:
Steven Tolman was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He is currently married to Susan Tolman with whom he has three children. Tolman is Catholic.
- Senator Tolman's website
- Official Massachusetts State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart policies
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record
- Boston Herald, "Special election set to fill Steven Tolman’s Senate seat," October 14, 2011
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Tolman
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes For Massachusetts State Election - November 4, 2008," accessed March 18, 2014
- Follow the Money 2008
- 2008 contributors to Steven Tolman
|Massachusetts State Senate Second Suffolk and Middlesex
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