Steven Tolman

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Steven A. Tolman (born October 2, 1954 in Brighton, Massachusetts) is an American labor union leader who is the current President of the Massachusetts AFL–CIO. He is a former state legislator who served in the Massachusetts Senate (1999–2011), representing the 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex district, and the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1994–1998). Prior to serving in the Massachusetts legislature he was a commissioner for the Watertown Housing Authority and a member of the Democratic State Committee.[1][2]

He was elected President of the Massachusetts AFL–CIO on October 6, 2011.[3] He remained in the State Senate until October 13, 2011, following the vote on the casino gambling bill.[4][5]

Tolman is a resident of the Brighton neighborhood in Boston and is a member of the Democratic Party.[1] He is the brother of former state senator Warren Tolman.


  1. ^ a b "Member Profile – Steven A. Tolman." Massachusetts General Court.
  2. ^ Public Officers of Massachusetts (2007–2008): p. 74. Massachusetts General Court.
  3. ^ Sperance, Cameron (October 6, 2011). "Mass. AFL-CIO elects Steven Tolman as new president". Boston Herald. Archived from the original on July 27, 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  4. ^ "AFL-CIO head will leave Senate after casino vote". The Boston Globe. October 7, 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Special election set to fill Mass. Senate seat". Associated Press. October 14, 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011.