Peter Koutoujian

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Peter Koutoujian

Peter Koutoujian - January 2011.jpg

Sheriff of Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Assumed office
January 14, 2011
Preceded by John Granara
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 10th Middlesex District
In office
1997 – January 14, 2011
Preceded by Anthony Mandile
Succeeded by John J. Lawn
Personal details
Born (1961-09-17) September 17, 1961 (age 52)
Newton, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Cerda Koutoujian
Residence Waltham, Massachusetts
Alma mater Bridgewater State College
New England School of Law
Harvard University
Occupation Sheriff

Peter J. Koutoujian (born September 17, 1961 in Newton, Massachusetts)[1] is an American politician who is the current Sheriff of Middlesex County, Massachusetts and a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Massachusetts House of Representatives[edit]

Koutoujian is of Armenian ancestry.[2] A former Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Koutoujian was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1996.[3] From 2001-2005 he was a member of Joint Committee on Health Care and was the chairman of the Committee from 2003-2005. From 2005-2009 he was the Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health. From 2009 until his departure from the House he was the Chair of Joint Committee on Financial Services.[4]

Sheriff of Middlesex County[edit]

On January 14, 2011, Koutoujian was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to fill the term of Middlesex County Sheriff James DiPaola, who had resigned and then committed suicide on November 26, 2010.[3]

Congressional campaign[edit]

Koutoujian was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House of Representatives. He ran to succeed Ed Markey as U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 5th district.[5] He finished 2nd in the Democratic primary.


  1. ^ 2007–2008 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  2. ^ "Mobilizing for Peter Koutoujian the Right Move for All Armenians". Armenian Weekly. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Ebbert, Stephanie (January 14, 2011). "Patrick appoints Koutoujian as Middlesex sheriff". Boston Globe. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Representative Peter J. Koutoujian". The Massachusetts General Court. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Sheriff Peter Koutoujian announces run for Ed Markey's House seat

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