John M. Tobin, Jr.
John M. Tobin, Jr. (born August 31, 1969) is a former Boston City Councilor elected as the District 6 representative to the Boston City Council in 2001 and re-elected in 2003, 2005, and 2007. His district included the neighborhoods of West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and parts of Roslindale and Mission Hill.
During his tenure, Tobin chaired the Council’s committee on Arts, Film, Humanities & Tourism, a post he held since 2002. As of May 2009, he served as Vice Chair of the Post Audit & Oversight Committee, and the Presidential Committee on Council Centennial. He was a member of six other committees.
Tobin was born in Boston on August 31, 1969. He is the son of Jack and Kathy (Freeman) Tobin and is the oldest of six children. He grew up in Dorchester's Lower Mills neighborhood and in West Roxbury, where he resides with his wife Kate (Plunkett) and their sons Matthew and Daniel.
Tobin attended the Charles H. Taylor Elementary School in Mattapan, St. Gregory’s School in Dorchester, and Holy Name School in West Roxbury. He is a 1987 graduate of Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury. Tobin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
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