Downtown Boston

Sitting between the Massachusetts State House, Boston City Hall, and the Financial District, we’ve been developing and educating leaders in politics and public service for over one hundred years. The State House and City Hall are filled with Suffolk graduates, many of whom started their public service as Suffolk interns, and who now help shape public policy and guide the lives of millions of citizens.

  • 29 Massachusetts state representatives
  • 7 Massachusetts state senators
  • 5 Massachusetts district attorneys
  • House Speaker Robert DeLeo (JD ’76, HLLD ’09)
  • Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance Kristen Lepore (BS ’92, MPA ’97)
  • Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett (JD ’93)
  • Mayor of Lawrence Daniel Rivera (MBA ’03)
  • Mayor of Malden Gary Christenson (BS ’90, MPA ’93, JD ’03)
  • Mayor of Newton Setti Warren (JD ’07)
  • Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans (BS ’82)

We also examine and report on the issues that face our urban centers. The Suffolk University Political Research Center's award-winning public opinion polling has earned national and international recognition for its accuracy and timeliness.

We continue to expand our involvement in - and discourse with - government leadership with programs like the Political Happy Hour interview series in partnership with the Boston Globe. In this regular series of informal interviews, leaders including Mayor Marty Walsh, Governor Charlie Baker, and Senator Elizabeth Warren come to Suffolk to share their views on the political and social issues that shape our society.