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Thomas J. Calter Representative

D Kingston
Thomas J. Calter

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State House
Room 527A
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2020
Fax: 617-722-2598
Email: Thomas.Calter@mahouse.gov
District Office
Phone: 508-732-0034
Fax: 508-732-0035
Bill Docket Bill Title
H.102 HD273 By Representatives Bradley of Hingham and Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 102) of Garrett J. Bradley, Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others for legislation to ensure that independent repair facilities in the Commonwealth have access to information related to the proper and complete diagnosis, service and repair of motor vehicles. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.187 HD709 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 187) of Alice K. Wolf and others for legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.426 HD389 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 426) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to mandatory sentences for assaults on a law enforcement officers. The Judiciary.
H.458 HD83 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 458) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to impose a penalty for the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The Judiciary.
S.461 SD754 For legislation to further regulate insurance underwriting and motor vehicle liability ratings
H.483 HD657 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 483) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others that county commissioners and the sheriffs for the various counties institute a schedule of fees and assess fees to inmates in their custody. The Judiciary.
H.541 HD467 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 541) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to include family child care providers under certain collective bargaining laws governing public employees. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.592 HD913 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 592) of Sean Garballey and others promoting workplace safety for social workers. Public Health.
S.655 SD228 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 655) of Spilka, deMacedo, Pignatelli and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to animals [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
S.665 SD107 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of Gale D. Candaras, Steven M. Walsh, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform and improve alimony [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
H.765 HD474 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 765) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to sustain community preservation. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.786 SD335 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 786) of Robert L. Hedlund, Thomas J. Calter, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent farm animal cruelty. The Judiciary.
S.787 SD720 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 787) of Robert L. Hedlund, Stephen L. DiNatale, Thomas J. Calter, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance Melanie's Law. The Judiciary.
H.890 HD263 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 890) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to further regulating recycling rates and expanding the bottle bill, so-called. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1042 SD983 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of Clark, Mark, Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow for the decriminalization of minor offenses [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1049 SD1504 By Ms. Murray, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1049) of Therese Murray and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to authorize the town of Plymouth to make improvements of private ways. Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received]
H.1469 HD1641 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1469) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to the establishment of a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Public Health.
H.1631 HD1428 By Mr. James J. O'Day of West Boylston, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01631) of David M. Nangle and others relative to the retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Social Services. Joint Committee on Public Service.
S.1746 SD491 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1746) of Robert L. Hedlund, Thomas J. Calter, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Elizabeth A. Poirier and other members of the General Court for legislation to relative to ignition interlock devices. Transportation.
S.1948 SD2017 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1948) of Marc R. Pacheco, Thomas J. Calter and William M. Straus (by vote of the town) for legislation to require authorization by a town meeting vote of certain contracts made by the town of Middleborough regarding the sale by the town of water or wastewater. [Local Approval Received.] Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1949 SD2018 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1949) of Marc R. Pacheco, Thomas J. Calter and William M. Straus (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the board of selectmen of the town of Middleborough to impose reasonable fees for the employment of outside consultants in connection with the review of earth removal applications. [Local Approval Received.] Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1969 SD2003 For legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Donna Jean Kelly, an employee of the Trial Court
H.2004 HD2889 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2004) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to further regulate the practice of psychotherapy. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2253 HD2772 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2253) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the apprehension of drunk drivers and other law violators. The Judiciary.
S.2266 SD2237 By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Therese Murray and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Julie Nantais, an employee of the department of public health. Public Service.
S.2295 SD2252 By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2295) of Therese Murray, Viriato Manuel deMacedo and Thomas J. Calter (by vote of the town) for legislation to amend the charter of the town of Plymouth. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2348 HD2636 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2348) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to optometric patient care. Public Health.
S.2418 SD2287 By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2418) of Therese Murray and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Ellen Grady, an employee of the Department of Public Health. Public Service.
S.2433 SD2307 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2433) of Marc R. Pacheco, Keiko M. Orrall, William M. Straus and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to authorize the rent board of the town of Middleborough to impose fees for the employment of outside consultants. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2684 HD3194 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2684) of John W. Scibak and others relative to supporting children and parental custody. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.2911 HD3088 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2911) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to allow police officers to make arrests outside their territorial jurisdiction. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3557 HD3363 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3557) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to providing tax deductions for certain school supply expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers. Revenue.
H.3636 HD3888 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to establish a penalty for parents, legal guardians or caretakers failing to report the death of a minor child. The Judiciary.
H.3709 HD3983 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3709) of Robert M. Koczera and others relative to the designation of veterans status on licenses and identification cards issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles . Transportation.
H.4182 HD4349 By Mr. Ross of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George T. Ross and others relative to the placement of the children of corrections officers on the civil service eligility list. Public Service.

Rep. Thomas J. Calter serves the constituents of the 12th Plymouth District. He is 52 years old and has been married to Patty for over 30 years. Together, they have three adult children and two grandsons. The Calter Family has called Kingston home for more than 20 years.

Tom is the 4th of 6 children raised in Avon, Massachusetts by Tom and Kay Calter. Tom’s mother and father were active leaders in the Democratic Party and in their community. Tom’s dad was a Union Carpenter and his Mom a cook in a residential half-way house.

Tom worked in the Environmental Service Industry for more than 30 years. Starting as a laborer at a rate of $2.50/hour, he cleaned oil tanks, responded to oil spills and remediated hazardous waste sites, often under difficult and dangerous conditions. Tom put himself through North Adams State College and having graduated a semester early in 1980; began his career in business management. For over 25 years, Tom served as the Senior VP of a publicly traded Company, CEO of the fastest privately held environmental service company in New England from 1996 – 2001 and Senior Partner of RKP Capital Services, a business consulting firm he founded in 2001.

Throughout his professional career, Tom created hundreds of jobs, mentored dozens of young professionals, met weekly payrolls and rebuilt struggling organizations. Proudly, he founded one of the first union service environmental companies in Massachusetts. Along the way, Tom earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 1989.

Tom has been active in Kingston Town government for many years. He served as the Vice-Chairman of the Kingston Finance Committee and was twice been elected to the Silver Lake Regional School Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Kingston Rent Control Board, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Jones River Watershed Association.

Tom Calter is a proven leader with a clear commitment to his family, faith and community. He is passionate about the issues that we all face together and is honored to have the opportunity to serve the towns of Duxbury, Halifax, Kingston, Middleboro, Plymouth and Plympton.

Rep. Calter is serving his fourth term in the State Legislature and currently serves as the Vice chair of The Joint Committee of Higher Education and is on the Community Development and Small Business and Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committees.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator, Business Consultant, Executive Coach
Spouse: Patty Calter
Children: 3
Grandchildren: 2
Interests: Reading, Fitness, Executive Coaching

Career Highlights

  • For over 25 years, Tom served as the Senior VP of a publicly traded company, CEO of the fastest privately held environmental service company in New England (1996-2001), senior partner of RKP Capital Services, a business consulting firm he founded in 200
  • Active in Kingston Town government (Vice-Chairman of the Kingston Finance Committee and twice elected to the Silver Lake Regional School Committee.)

Education & Public Service

  • Northeastern University, M.B.A.
  • North Adams State College, B.A.
  • Cardinal Spellman High School
  • Mass. House of Representatives (2007-present)
  • Kingston Rent Control Board
  • Silver Lake Regional School Committee; Kingston Finance Committee
  • Kingston Democratic Town Committee; Plymouth County Democratic League
Twelfth Plymouth, Consisting of Duxbury: Precinct 1; Halifax; Kingston; Middleborough: Precinct 1; Plymouth: Precincts 1, 11, 13; Plympton

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