Thomas A. Golden, Jr. Representative

D Lowell
Thomas A. Golden, Jr.


State House
Room 473B
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2263
Fax: 617-570-6578
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
SD121 For legislation to provide consumers with equal protection for all real estate appraisals
HD124 Relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court
SD133 For legislation to further regulate the continuing education requirements for certain real estate appraisers and trainees
HD161 For legislation to prohibit smoking in motor vehicles if young children are in the vehicle
SD269 For legislation to provide access to full spectrum addiction treatment services
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD583 For legislation to regulate real estate appraisal management companies
HD592 For legislation to authorize pharmacists to perform certain medical procedures
HD613 Relative to angel investor tax credits
HD658 Relative to retirement benefits for certain employees of the Department of Correction
HD664 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
HD678 Relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants
HD682 Relative to liability for the medical costs incurred by public health volunteer responders
HD746 Relative to access to generic medications and pharmacy reimbursements for the cost of drugs, medical products or devices
HD751 For legislation to authorize the Commissioner of Insurance to set labor rates paid by insurance companies to auto repairers
SD897 For legislation relative to water meter testing fees
HD990 Relative to penalties for persons using a weapon with intent to strike a dwelling house
SD1031 For legislation to ensure access to medications.
SD1061 For legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law.
SD1131 For legislation to create patient choice and education in the dispensing of opiate drugs.
HD1133 Relative to the development of economically sound and environmentally progressive solid waste management strategies to improve recycling.
SD1147 For legislation to maintain public water systems
HD1149 Relative to the commission paid to licensed lottery sales agents
SD1202 For legislation relative to building real incentives for college savings
SD1237 For legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.
HD1244 Relative to defining a timeframe for users of real estate appraisal services to file a complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Public Licensure
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
HD1424 Relative to access to behavioral health services for persons enrolled in MassHealth public health insurance programs
HD1438 Relative to the costs imposed upon the municipal and district ratepayers due to public drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems capital upgrades
HD1467 Relative to promoting child development and school-readiness
HD1588 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities
HD1627 For legislation to increase line-of-duty death benefits for police officers and fire fighters
SD1632 For legislation to increase parental awareness of opiate abuse risks
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1871 Relative to state contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services
HD1892 An Act relative to criminal record checks for referees
HD1899 For the establishment of a special commission on the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD2015 For legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor
HD2060 Relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
HD2340 For legislation to provide for a capital outlay program of maintenance and improvements to municipal drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure assets
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2472 Relative to pension benefits for surviving spouses of Department of Children and Families social workers killed in the line of duty
HD2474 Relative to public employees' workers compensation benefits
HD2475 Relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families
HD2476 For legislation to establish secure choice retirement savings plan
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2480 For legislation to limit retroactive denials of health insurance claims for mental health and substance abuse services
HD2568 For legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages
HD2653 For legislation to establish a live theater tax credit program
HD2678 Relative to the crime of intentionally obstructing vehicular of pedestrian traffic upon a public way
HD2786 Relative to preventing highway access to emergency vehicles
HD2788 Relative to manslaughter caused while protesting or blocking highway or roadway access
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2867 For legislation to enhance opportunities for children in the custody of the Commonwealth
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD3160 Relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services
HD3231 For legislation to enhance the investment tax credit
HD3316 For legislation relative to the asset forfeiture of child pornography
HD3364 For legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning
HD3367 For legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Chelmsford as the Lance Corporal Andrew J. Zabierek memorial bridge
HD3393 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the "Pay it Forward" model of higher education financing
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3439 Relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services
HD3493 For legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services

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
  • PMP Governor Signing

  • Representative Tom Golden with Flag Background

  • Representative Thomas Golden at Chelmsford Solar Panel

Sixteenth Middlesex, Consisting of Chelmsford: Precincts 2, 3, 6; Lowell: Wards 5, 6, 9.