“I am running for re-election to continue to fight for the city I love.”
MALDEN – State Representative Steve Ultrino (D – Malden) will seek a second term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives serving the 33rd Middlesex District, which includes most of Malden.
“Two years ago, I decided to run for State Representative because I believe our city deserves a champion for working-class families,” said Representative Ultrino. “Over the last fifteen months, it’s been my privilege to advocate for Malden at the State House. I am running for re-election to continue to fight for the city I love.”
Representative Ultrino touted a number of accomplishments made during his first term, including state investments in the FY2016 budget for Malden schools, parks, and community organizations. The FY16 budget also funded programs aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic, and included an increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that has helped thousands of working families living in poverty in Massachusetts.
“I was proud of the money we were able to secure in last year’s budget, but there’s still a lot of work left to do,” said Representative Ultrino, who said he expects to push for increased funding this year for seniors, schools, and local resources. Last year, he led a successful effort in the House to increase funding for Expanded Learning Time grants, of which Malden has been the oldest and one of the largest recipients.
Representative Ultrino serves on the Committee on Elder Affairs, the Committee on Public Health, the Committee on Health Care Financing, and the Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development. He also serves on the board of the Massachusetts Economic Empowerment Trust Fund. Representative Ultrino was elected by his colleagues to serve as president of the House’s freshman class, which includes 22 state representatives serving their first terms.
A lifelong Malden resident, Representative Ultrino served as a City Councilor for two years and a School Committee member for eight years prior to serving in the Legislature. He was a teacher at Malden Catholic High School, headmaster at Saint Mary’s Prep in Winchester, and Director of Education for the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department.