Malden – Democratic City Councilor Steven Ultrino announced today that he will run for the 33rd Middlesex State Representative district. Ultrino, a former school committee member and current Director of Education for the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, is currently serving his second term as Malden City Councilor for Ward 2. The 33rd Middlesex State Rep. seat is currently held by 9-term incumbent State Rep. Chris Fallon.
“While running errands around the City of Malden a few weeks back, I was stopped at a Red Light near The Beebe School,” Ultrino said. “As the crossing guard entered the intersection, I noticed the bright faces of the children in front of me, representing backgrounds from all corners of the world, all appearing full of hope. At that very moment, I thought about how it is a privilege living in a community with such diversity and vitality.” As a lifelong resident of Malden, Ultrino expressed his reverence for Malden’s rich history, too. “My family settled in Malden in the early 1900’s and my parents raised my older brother and me in our childhood home on Adams Street; a house I own today. We were educated in Malden, worshipped in Malden, played sports on the city's fields, and were well-respected members of the community. For me, it was natural to want to stay in this great and evolving city.”
Ultrino stated his decision to run for State Representative is based on his desire to give back to his community, his dedication to public service, and his hope to help shape the future of Malden. “I want to give back to this great city, which has given so much to me and my family. It is time for a fresh approach to our representation in State Government; one that is based on hard work, dedication and a constituent-centered focus.” His candidacy would focus on the needs of Malden’s working families. “The people of Malden work hard and face real-life hardships. Malden citizens deserve a representative in state government that will fight for increased funding in local aid and for economic and social equality, while being a constant presence not only on Beacon Hill but here but also in our neighborhoods.”
Ultrino said he looks forward to speaking to all the voters of the district and earning their support. “My candidacy is truly about moving Malden forward and making sure that Malden is a top priority on the House of Representative’s voting floor. I know this will require an honest dialogue between the voters and me. I will work nonstop walking and working in the community meeting all of you. Please join me in this sincere effort on behalf of our neighborhoods and our future. ” Ultrino invites voters and interested parties to sign up for campaign updates at www.ultrinoforrep.com and to follow the campaign on Facebook (UltrinoforRep) and Twitter (@ultrinoforrep). Over the coming weeks, the campaign looks forward to sharing a vision for Malden’s future and to building a dynamic and professional campaign.
About Steve Ultrino
Steve Ultrino, 37, currently serves as a Ward 2 Malden City Councilor. He was first elected in 2011 and was a School Committee Member for eight years prior to that. Ultrino has fought hard for the right of Malden children to receive the highest quality instruction. He has also secured millions of dollars of infrastructure improvement for Ward 2.
Ultrino has been active in his community for over thirty years. He served sixteen years as President of the St. Rocco Society and seven years as a board member and past Chairman of the Malden YMCA. Currently, he serves on the Board of Monsignor Neagle Housing Association and is a member of the Malden Kiwanis. He is a lifetime member of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees and was recognized across the Commonwealth for his service and doctoral research in 2013.
A graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Ultrino earned his B.A. in U.S. History and Secondary Education from Suffolk University, a M.S. in Adult and Organizational Learning from Suffolk University, a C.A.G.S. in Educational Leadership from Emmanuel College and went on to earn an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Governance from Nova Southeastern University. Currently, he serves as the Director of Education for the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, where he works to educate, retrain and repurpose inmates to reduce their rate of recidivism and become productive members of society upon their release from incarceration. Prior to working at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, he taught business and economics at Malden Catholic High School and served as school principal and business manager at St. Mary’s Parish in Winchester.