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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative José F. Tosado Democrat - 9th Hampden

Jose Tosado is a product of Springfield and it’s public schools. He attended Carew Street School, Chestnut Junior High School and graduated from the High School of Commerce in 1972. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy where he served on active duty for three years. Returning home to Springfield in 1975, then going to college on the G.I. bill; first to STCC and then to Westfield State College earning a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. He continued in education, earning a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut. For over 25 years he was the Director of the Greater Springfield Area of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.

For the past 35 years he has been married to Irma Tosado; a retired Springfield Public Schools teacher. Together they raised 3 children; Tito, Blanca and Anita. All 3 graduated from Cathedral High School, all hold college degrees from schools such as Westfield State College, Elms College, Holy Cross College and Boston College.

Personal Information

Profession:

Legislator

Spouse:

Irma Tosado, Retired Educator

Children:

3

Pets:

Nene (Shitzu)

Career Highlights

  • Former Springfield City Councilor (Elected as President 3 times)
  • Former Springfield School Committee Member
  • Former Member of Springfield Police Commission

Education & Public Service

  • Vietnam Era Navy Veteran
  • BA From Westfield State University (Psychology)
  • MSW University of Connecticut