Steven Tolman

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Steven Tolman
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Massachusetts State Senate Second Suffolk and Middlesex
Former member
In office
1998 - October 2011
PartyDemocratic
Personal
ProfessionPorter / Senator
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Steven Tolman (b. October 2, 1954) is a former Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate. He represented the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District since 1999 and served as Assistant Majority Whip. He resigned in 2011 to serve as president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. A special election to replace him was held on January 10, 2012.[1]

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.[2]

Organizations

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.

Elections

2010

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

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
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven Tolman (D) 37,458
All Others 696
Blanks 9,484

2008

On November 4, 2008, Tolman won re-election for the Senate election for the Second Suffolk and Middlesex district.[3] 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.[4]

Massachusetts State Senate - Second Suffolk & Middlesex district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven Tolman (D) 44,252
All Others 490
Blanks 16,552

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Steven Tolman collected $189,946 in donations.[5]

His two largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
National Government Employees $2,500
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 $1,700

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tolman served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tolman served on these committees:

Personal

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Massachusetts State Senate Second Suffolk and Middlesex
1999–2011
Succeeded by
William Brownsberger