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Meet Steve


Steve Ultrino became State Representative for the 33rd Middlesex District, after being elected to the Massachusetts General Court in November of 2014. In 2004, he joined the Malden School Committee. As a member of the School Committee, Steve fought for high-quality education for Malden children. After serving eight years on the School Committee, Steve was sworn in as the Ward 2 Malden City Councilor in 2012. Working with his colleagues, Steve secured millions of dollars for infrastructure improvements for Ward 2 while providing outstanding constituent services. Steve was the Ward 2 Councilor until January 2016.

Steve is a lifelong resident of Malden and has remained 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 Chairman of the Malden YMCA. He served as President of the Massachusetts Correctional Education Association for four years and was President of the State Directors Council for the International Correctional Education Association. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Monsignor Neagle Housing Association and is a member of the Malden Kiwanis. Steve 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.

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After graduating from the Immaculate Conception School and Malden Catholic High School, Steve earned his B.A. in U.S. History and Secondary Education from Suffolk University. Steve then earned his 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. Prior to being elected as State Representative in 2014, he served as the Director of Education for the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, where he worked to educate, retrain, and repurpose inmates to reduce their rate of recidivism and help them become productive members of society upon their release from incarceration.

Steve taught business, economics, career development, and technology at Malden Catholic High School and served as school principal and business manager at St. Mary’s Parish in Winchester. He is currently an instructor at both Salem State University and his alma mater, Suffolk University, where he teaches courses on education and communication.

The Ultrino family immigrated to Malden in the early 1900s from Italy to work in local factories. Steve credits many of the opportunities he was afforded to the hard work of his family. He is also proud of the values he was taught within the Malden community.

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