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October 21, 2013

CONTACT: Peter Van Delft
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Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins delivers his comedic presentation at the 2nd Annual Columbus Day Breakfast in Revere.

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently took part as a speaker for the Second Annual Columbus Day Breakfast held at the Casa Lucia Function Facility in Revere.

The breakfast, which serves as a fundraiser in support of Revere’s Columbus Day Parade, is also a roast of sorts that brings nearly one–hundred politicians and community residents together to discuss Columbus Day, Revere, and of course, each other.

Sheriff Tompkins, who had been teased for his great fashion sense earlier in the breakfast, made sure to include a few jokes of his own, announcing his endorsement for Mayor Dan Rizzo as the next Governor of Massachusetts.

“I do have a huge announcement to make today,” Sheriff Tompkins said, tongue planted firmly in cheek. “Today, I am endorsing one of the speakers here this morning for Governor. He runs a successful local family business, he’s been active in democratic political circles for decades and has recently been elected to one of the highest offices in the land.” Sheriff Tompkins then proceeded to hold up his sign that read “Dan Rizzo for Governor” as the audience burst into laughter.

The Sheriff also expressed his admiration for the town of Revere, joking that, “If Christopher Columbus had landed on Revere Beach, I don’t think he would’ve ever gone back to Spain, and all of his ancestors would now be living in the Jack Satter House.

Following his comical address, Sheriff Tompkins thanked the residents of Revere for their hospitality and welcoming spirit.

“In all seriousness, this really is a great event and I am glad to be a part of the return of the Columbus Day Parade to Revere. I’ve had the opportunity to spend a lot of time in Revere lately, and this community is just so gracious and warm and welcoming, and I really do appreciate all of the friendships that I’ve made here and will continue to make as we go forward. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to be here and thank you folks for sharing your time.”


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