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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Thomas A. Golden, Jr. Democrat - 16th Middlesex

Photo of  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.
  Thomas.Golden@mahouse.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 473B
Boston, MA, 02133
Phone:
617-722-2263
Fax:
617-570-2837

Tom is currently serving as State Representative for the 16th Middlesex District which includes Lowell and Chelmsford. Throughout his career at the State House Tom has served on various committees such as Banks and Banking, Revenue, Healthcare, Energy, Public Safety and Chair of the House Committee on Bills in the Third Reading. He currently is serving as Vice-Chair of Election Laws and is a committee member on Community Development & Small Business as well as Steering, Policy & Scheduling. As State Representative, Tom has had the opportunity to work on projects that have been significant in the revitalization of the Greater Lowell Area. The most recent is his efforts in keeping the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles in Lowell. He has been a partner on projects such as the Acre Plan, the Lawrence Mills Project, UMASS Lowell Bellegarde Boat House/Boat Ramp, UMASS Lowell Student Recreational Center and the UMASS Lowell Emerging Technology Building. Tom was also involved in the expansion of Route 3. Projects include the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, J.A.M. and a new judicial center. Tom continues to be a strong advocate for sound barriers and mental health parity. During the 2009-2010 Legislative Session, Tom filed a wide range of bills to assist the citizens of Chelmsford, Lowell, and the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Current legislation just signed into law on August 8, 2010 was the revising and improving of the State’s Prescription Monitoring Program. Tom has worked to eliminate the diversion of prescription drugs specifically opioids. Another piece of legislation is the expanding on the definition of how a sex offender “lures” or solicits a child. Tom is now moving forward with a new piece of legislation that would make a police chase a felony. Tom continues to work with the House Committees on Education and Ways & Means to elevate Local Aid and Chapter 70 funding to the communities he represents. On a community level Tom is currently serving as the Chair of the Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tom also runs two charitable fundraisers per year. The Turkey Dinner Basket is held in November and the Centralville Baseball League/Pawtucketville Youth Organization Comedy Night is held in the Spring. Additionally, Tom is a Mass Licensed Realtor and Auctioneer. Tom is a life-long resident of and Lowell and resides in Centralville with his wife Joane and daughters Abby and Lilly

Personal Information

Profession:

Legislator and Realtor.

Spouse:

Joane

Children:

2

Interests:
  • Skiing/Traveling/Reading

Career Highlights

  • Prescription Monitoring
  • Advocacy of Mental Health Concerns/Issues Substance Abuse
  • Small Business

Education & Public Service

  • UMASS Lowell M.B.A. 2001
  • UMASS Lowell Bachelor of Science Business Administration 1993
  • Lowell High School 1989
  • MA House 1995-present