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Tom Sannicandro

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Preceded by  Karen Spilka
Religion  Roman Catholic
Political party  Democratic
Name  Tom Sannicandro

Spouse(s)  Mary Anne Sannicandro
Role  Attorney
Occupation  Attorney
Party  Democratic Party
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Born  March 22, 1956 (age 59) Framingham, Massachusetts (1956-03-22)
Alma mater  Brandeis University, PhD Harvard University, MPA Suffolk University Law School College of the Holy Cross
Education  Suffolk University Law School, College of the Holy Cross

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Tom Sannicandro (born March 22, 1956) is an American attorney and businessman. He is currently serving as director of the Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston. He was formerly a State Representative in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for Framingham and Ashland, and a leader on civil rights of persons with intellectual disabilities. where he served as the Chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education. He sponsored a number of ground breaking initiatives including the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Program, where students with intellectual or developmental disabilities attended Massachusetts public colleges and universities, and the Real Lives Bill, giving individuals served by the Department of Developmental Services control over their lives by controlling their budgets. For more than 15 years he has been a disability attorney, representing students and families to enforce their educational rights, as well as the other legal issues that arise for people with disabilities and their families. As Chair of the Ashland School Committee in 2004, he beat Mary Connaughton for the seat. Sannicandro has been called "a strong advocate for education funding and a strong voice for people with disabilities."


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Sannicandro is the father of a child with special needs under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and has leveraged these circumstances into a career, advocating as an attorney on behalf of disability needs, in particular children. — And as a seated member of the Massachusetts, House of Representatives, endeavors to expand his contributions towards proactive avocation within the body. The implicit need for such representation is reflected by the two-thirds majority who entrusted this seat upon such a platform. In turn Sannicandro has implemented a website allowing his constituents fluid access and ability to influence the process.


Ph.D. Social Policy, Brandeis University, Heller School of Social Policy, Waltham, MA, 2016. Doctoral Dissertation Entitled: The Effect of Postsecondary Education on Employment and Income for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (Susan Parish (Chair) Stephen Fournier, Monika Mitra, Maria Paiewonsky)

M.A. Social Policy, Brandeis University, Heller School of Social Policy, Waltham, MA, 2015

M.P.A. Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, 2011

J.D. Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, 1982

B.A. College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 1978


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