|H.634||HD1412||That the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance waive and release the reversional interest of the Commonwealth on certain land in the town of Salisbury|
|H.641||HD1449||Relative to the total tuition amount owed by a sending district to a charter school|
|H.714||HD1220||For legislation to designate the shade structure at the Salisbury Beach State Reservation as the Paul H. Sullivan Sun Shade Deck|
|H.1066||HD1342||Relative to further defining authorized providers of independent clinical laboratory services|
|H.1329||HD1270||Relative to the assistant clerks in the district court of Peabody|
|H.1330||HD3762||Relative to the possession of an infernal machine, hoax device or substance|
|H.1331||HD3889||Relative to criminal motor vehicle citations|
|H.2035||HD1378||For legislation to require that over-the-counter sales of eye glasses contain a notice encouraging purchasers to have eye examinations|
|H.2205||HD1322||Relative to inspection requirements for certain refrigeration and air conditioning units|
|H.2206||HD1481||Relative to automatic sprinkler systems in sober houses for recovering substance abusers|
|H.2344||HD1349||For legislation to further define the term "legislative body" relative to retirement boards in cities and towns|
|H.2975||HD2337||Relative to public procurement|
|H.3431||HD1316||Relative to charter school payments from sending districts|
|H.3464||HD1249||Relative to the review of certain complaints under the labor laws|
|H.3468||HD1335||For legislation to clarify the use by cities and towns of methods of assessment of the costs of sewer and drain projects|
|H.3475||HD1368||Relative to reducing the exposure of children to second hand smoke|
|H.3480||HD1358||Relative to providing appropriate public safety protections for security system user information|
|H.3513||HD1291||Relative to further regulating utility companies|
|H.3514||HD1310||For legislation to require that marketing companies or other competitive or unregulated operations or entities of electric or gas companies shall be considered affiliates|
|H.3519||HD1305||Relative to court transcript fees|
|H.3604||HD1461||For legislation to impose a surcharge on real property to support local schools|
|H.3657||HD1423||Relative to increasing the receiving district school choice tuition amount|
|H.4313||HD4683||Authorizing the town of Salisbury to convert a seasonal liquor license to a annual license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises|
|H.4353||HD4534||For legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Anne Smith, an employee of the Department of Revenue|
|H.4369||HD94369||Prohibiting the Use of Novelty Lighters in the Commonwealth|
|H.4392||HD4324||Relative to police investigations|
|H.4412||HD4737||Relative to designating a certain road in the town of Salisbury as Army Sergeant Jordan Michael Shay Memorial Drive|
|H.4514||HD4846||For legislation to regulate deposits with the State Treasurer of surcharges collected on prepaid wireless services under regulations promulgated by the Department of Revenue|
|H.4562||HD4904||For legislation to protect citizens of the Commonwealth from unsafe and injurious landfills|
|H.4708||HD5026||(with the approval of the mayor and town council) that the town of Amesbury be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises|
|H.4772||HD5076||(by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize a certain question relative to charter provisions in the town of Amesbury to be placed on the state election ballot|
|H.4987||HD94987||An Order relative to authorizing the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to make an investigation and study of certain House documents.|
|H.5066||HD95066||Relative to authorizing the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to make an investigation and study of certain House documents.|
|HD1212||Relative to using electronic devices to tabulate election results|
|HD1289||For a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide for a minimum standard for charter revisions.|
|HD1399||Relative to representational district government|
|HD1472||Relative to further regulating homeowners in common interest communities|
|S.366||SD1952||For legislation to regulate the use of off highway and recreation vehicles|
|H.410||HD1823||For legislation to require instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators for high school graduation|
|H.619||HD4292||Relative to the taxation of real property of charitable organizations|
|H.820||HD3682||That the Department of Conservation and Recreation be directed to assume control of the Havey Beach Reservation located in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston|
|H.847||HD2945||Relative to exempting cities and towns from fees from the Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention and Response Act|
|S.988||SD1126||For legislation to require health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence|
|S.998||SD1162||For legislation to regulate the sport of mixed martial arts|
|S.1270||SD1595||For legislation to establish the Lung Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Research Fund|
|S.1687||SD389||For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes|
|H.1728||HD431||Relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes|
|H.1815||HD1726||For legislation to require employers to grant paid sick leave days for employees in the Commonwealth|
|H.2062||HD1818||Relative to public access to automatic external defibrillator equipment|
|H.2447||HD1763||Relative to binding arbitration for employee organizations engaged in successor contract negotiations with employers|
|H.3435||HD1323||Relative to long-term suspensions and expulsions of school students|
|H.3537||HD1248||For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions|
|H.3844||HD1097||That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to issue distinctive registration plates indicating support for an autism trust fund|
|H.3912||HD900||Relative to the establishment of a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services|
|H.4795||HD94795||The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches with reference to the Senate amendments of the House Bill relative to safe driving (House, No. 4475), reports recommending passage of the accompanying bill (House, No. 4795).|
|H.5078||HD4937||For legislation to authorize the Governor to designate additional justices of the peace in the towns of Groveland and Rowley|
State Representative Michael Costello has dedicated his career to Public Service. While he was a student at Salem State College, Mike spent three years leading and implementing a program for students to build housing in Appalachia, where some of the poorest Americans live. He also spent a summer working as an intern in the United States Congress.
Michael graduated cum laude from Salem State and went to work as a Catholic Lay Volunteer for the Catholic Diocese of St. Thomas. Later, he served as the Program Director for the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Association of Boston. While attending Suffolk University Law School, Mike earned academic honors and worked for the Office of New Hampshire’s Public Defender.
After earning his Juris Doctor degree in 1996, Mike worked for Essex County District Attorney Kevin Burke. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mike prosecuted hundreds of cases involving the possession and distribution of drugs, domestic violence, assault and battery and robbery.
Mike was elected to the Newburyport City Council as a councilor-at-large in 1997 and, a year later, became Field Director for Congressman John Tierney's (D-Salem) campaign. Following Congressman Tierney's successful election, Mike worked as the Chief of Staff for State Senator Joan Menard (D-Somerset), former Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
Mike was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2002. He serves the First Essex District, which includes the Cities of Newburyport and Amesbury and The Town of Salisbury.
During his first term, Mike served on the Joint Committees on Banks and Banking and Insurance. He appeared on the Pat Whitley Radio Show and on New England Cable News with Chet Curtis to discuss insurance issues and the Bank of America merger with Fleet Bank. He now serves as the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.
In his capacity as a Chairman, Mike has taken a leading role on many critical public safety issues. He was one of the lead sponsors of sweeping identity theft legislation signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick. He is a member of the Governor’s Anti-Crime Council, which discusses critical issues like gang violence and the spread of assault weapons. He served on the Governor’s CORI Reform Commission, which helped author legislation that will provide meaningful opportunities for people seeking to transition back into society. In a similar capacity, he was named the National Chair of American Bar Association’s Re-entry and Collateral Consequences Committee. In 2007, the Massachusetts Bar Association named Representative Costello its Legislator of the Year. Within his district, Mike has helped sustain many of the valuable organizations that provide critical social services in the region, including the Newburyport YWCA, the Pettengill House, the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley, the Newburyport Learning Enrichment Center and the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center. He has also worked hard to preserve the natural environment and historic resources that make the 1st Essex District such a beautiful place to live.
Mike is a member of the Board of Directors for the Essex County Bar Association and is Of Counsel to Andrews and Updergraph Law Firm of Salem.
Mike is the son of former State Senator Nicholas Costello and Cynthia Costello. He is married to Kerrin D'Archangelo of Haverhill, and they live in Newburyport with their two children.