Thomas J. Calter Representative

D Kingston
Thomas J. Calter


State House
Room 527A
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2020
Fax: 617-722-2598
District Office
Phone: 508-732-0034
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
SD46 For legislation to establish a fee on the storage of spent nuclear fuel in pools.
SD50 For legislation to establish funding to provide moneys for postclosure activities at nuclear power stations
HD89 Relative to deductible rates set by the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association for damages caused by windstorms or hail
HD94 Relative to drivers education in public schools
SD121 For legislation to provide consumers with equal protection for all real estate appraisals
SD133 For legislation to further regulate the continuing education requirements for certain real estate appraisers and trainees
HD148 Relative to health care proxies
HD161 For legislation to prohibit smoking in motor vehicles if young children are in the vehicle
HD235 Relative to tax abatements for disabled veterans
HD237 Relative to allowing electric vehicles in high occupancy lanes
HD241 Relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings
SD252 For legislation to protect health care reform funding
HD267 Relative to the penalty for failure to stop operating a motor vehicle when being pursued by a police officer
SD311 For legislation to remove the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission
HD343 Relative to insurance coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome
HD347 Relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases
HD352 For legislation to establish in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a Massachusetts Alzheimer’s project
SD362 For legislation relative to manufactured housing communities
SD447 For legislation to enhance the enforcement of illegal hunting practices.
HD451 Relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining agreements with non-commissioned officers of the Department of State Police
SD466 For legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts.
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD497 Relative to the care of animals in cities and towns
SD580 For legislation to improve literacy skills
HD582 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the Masshealth Program
HD583 For legislation to regulate real estate appraisal management companies
HD613 Relative to angel investor tax credits
SD648 For legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking.
HD664 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
SD673 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD743 Relative to the penalties for the use or manufacture of hidden compartments for the purpose of transporting or distributing controlled substances
SD743 For legislation relative to language opportunity for our kids.
SD747 For legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
HD751 For legislation to authorize the Commissioner of Insurance to set labor rates paid by insurance companies to auto repairers
SD757 For legislation relative to the maintenance of private roads, bridges, and amenities in municipalities
HD764 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies
SD765 For legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
HD867 Relative to expanding access and safety of mental health services
SD934 For legislation to ensure the safety of sober houses.
HD935 For legislation to require funeral directors to make available to potential clients information regarding funeral and burial benefits for veterans
SD974 For legislation to protect animals during pet sales.
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
HD1007 Relative to great-grandparent visitation rights of certain minor children
SD1012 For legislation to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and bi-literacy
SD1026 For legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information.
SD1061 For legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law.
SD1128 For legislation to assess the Commonwealth’s eye care and vision health needs.
HD1137 Relative to the occupation of advanced dental hygiene practitioner
HD1158 For legislation to increase power plant safety preparedness by the Department of Public Health to twenty miles
HD1159 For legislation to authorize the Department of Public Health to make assessments against power plants
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
HD1189 For legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at certain health care institutions
SD1200 For legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors
HD1232 Relative to water treatment and wastewater plants and systems
HD1233 Relative to public utility company vegetation management
HD1234 Relative to tax havens
HD1244 Relative to defining a timeframe for users of real estate appraisal services to file a complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Public Licensure
HD1310 For legislation to provide for the licensing and regulation of drain cleaners
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
HD1371 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
SD1562 For legislation relative to the unsealing of records
HD1567 An Act relative to preventing death by drug overdose
HD1593 For legislation to require transparency in solicitations via telephone and similar devices
SD1616 For legislation relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
SD1652 For legislation relative to deeds excise receipts
HD1670 For legislation relative to the establishment of a Medicaid and health care reform FMAP trust fund
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
HD1702 Relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders
SD1728 For legislation to the protect persons with a disability.
HD1754 For legislation to authorize the Department of Public Health to enhance radiological air monitoring through an additional assessment to certain power plants
SD1766 For legislation relative to naming the Plymouth Trial Court in honor of Senate President Therese Murray.
SD1767 Relative to the establishment of a county stabilization fund.
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
SD1790 For legislation relative to cognitive rehabilitation.
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1862 For legislation to authorize municipalities to assess certain taxes for financing regional transportation needs and investments
HD1879 An Act to promote disclosure of toxics in e-cigarettes
HD1892 An Act relative to criminal record checks for referees
HD1919 Relative to establishing a behavioral health workforce development trust fund
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1967 Relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees
HD2007 For legislation to establish an advisory committee on the protection of honeybees in the Commonwealth
HD2058 relative to the timely filing of application in municipalities with programs of revaluation
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2211 For legislation to provide the highest quality education through access of innovative and research-based language education instructional programs
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2336 Relative to the use and protection of pollinators
HD2361 For legislation to include home heating costs in the calculation of tax credits for senior citizens
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2392 Relative to improving disclosure of electioneering communications reports
HD2452 For legislation to provide insurance coverage for chemical dependency, including alcoholism, within the Division of Medical Assistance
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2463 An Act requiring insurance providers cover a minimum of 30 days for in-patient substance abuse treatment
HD2472 Relative to pension benefits for surviving spouses of Department of Children and Families social workers killed in the line of duty
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2510 An Act relative to regional school bus transportation
HD2548 For legislation to establishing the Assawompset Pond Complex flood management district commission
HD2600 Relative to the use of epinephrine, adrenaline or other agents by optometrists in the treatment of anaphylaxis
HD2670 An Act requiring physician training on Alzheimer's and dementia
HD2678 Relative to the crime of intentionally obstructing vehicular of pedestrian traffic upon a public way
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2803 Relative to funding the Behavioral Health Workforce Development Trust Fund
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2975 Relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
HD3131 Providing for an investigation and study to identify existing structural or policy-based impediments to delivering a more comprehensive and efficient transportation system for the senior, disabled, and veteran populations
HD3146 For legislation to increase the penalties for violations of certain hunting laws
HD3158 For legislation to increase access to mental health services
HD3165 Relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth
HD3215 Relative to enhancing consumer protection and transparency under the social work licensing law
HD3241 Relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances
HD3298 Relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases
HD3343 For legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation
HD3405 For legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams
HD3413 An Act relative to recognition of the "Honor and Remember" Flag in the Commonwealth
HD3414 For legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program
HD3493 For legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services

Rep. Thomas J. Calter serves the constituents of the 12th Plymouth District. He is 57 years old and has been married to Patty for over 30 years. Together, they have three adult children and four 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: 4
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