I am Ian Andrew Tompkins, I graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in 2014, along with minors in mathematics and chemistry. I am currently employed as a Pharmacist at Magellan Rx Management, and previously worked at CVS/Pharmacy before running for City Council and becoming involved in Fall River Politics. I had been a guest speaker at Medical Affairs Strategic Summit East in 2017 (MASS-East 2017) where I discussed my inside perspective on the organization and operation of successful in-house medical call-centers. During my year on rotations, I was active in patient care as an ambulatory pharmacist at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, and as a clinical team pharmacist at the same institute. I participated in internal hospital data research and formulary determination at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, received an introduction to call-center operations and managed markets through the CDMI (now part of Magellan Health), and created monograms and answered in-depth clinical questions during my time at the University of Rhode Island, Drug Information Services.
I have been extremely active on social justice issues since late 2015, ranging from issues including “Medicare-for-all” or a single-payer health-care system and ranked-choice voting. I am also working towards obtaining a living wage for all by working with the Coalition for Social Justice and Raise UP! MA to get a $15 minimum wage and paid family medical leave on the ballot in MA later this year (2018). I have become involved in my local community and currently serve on the board of directors of the Niagara Neighborhood Association in Fall River. I am the Southeast Massachusetts regional lead for Voter Choice MA, an organization dedicated to introducing the commonwealth to ranked-choice voting, as well as a co-organizer for Our Revolution Greater Fall River, an organization dedicated to finding and supporting local progressive candidates to run for office. I also ran an unsuccessful campaign for the position of City Council in Fall River in 2017. While it was a loss, I gained valuable experience in organizing, campaign strategizing, networking with local activists and elected figures, and coalition building, and all while getting to know many of my neighbors and their views on city issues.
I am a licensed real estate agent in Massachusetts, and became involved in the real estate industry as a landlord in mid 2016. Successfully managing a 3-family property and in the process of expansion. I am becoming a patent holder for an abstract-strategy board game “Tetracolor,” and a next-generation sporting field tentatively named “Climbey ball”. I am the proud husband of Cassandra Tompkins, and co-owner of our house-cat Spooky Tompkins.