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Tom Conroy, Democratic Candidate for State Representative in Mass. 13th Middlesex District

State Rep. Tom Conroy is seeking a fourth term as state representative in the newly configured 13th Middlesex District. He faces Steven Hakar of Framingham in this Thursday's primary election.

General Information

Name : Mr. Thomas P Conroy
Also known as : Tom
Age : 50
Place of residence : Wayland, MA

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Yale College
Degree : B.A.
Year of graduation : 1984

Grad school

University : Johns Hopkins University
Degree : M.A.
Year of graduation : 1995

Ph D.

University : Boston University
Area of research : M.B.A. in Finance
Year of graduation : 2004

Employment Information

Job titles held : See response to Q35
Employers : See response to Q35

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: State office
Running for position: State Representative, 13th Middlesex District
Chamber/district: 13th Middlesex District
Incumbent: Yes
First elected: 04 November 2006
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : U.S. Senate

Party HQ

Address P.O. Box 176
Wayland
MA
1778

Campaign Manager

Name : Karen Darmer
Title : Campaign Manager

URLs

Website : www.tomconroy.org
Twitter : @RepTomConroy
Facebook : Tom Conroy

Other facts

Tom Conroy has served as state representative for Lincoln, Sudbury, and Wayland's Middlesex 13th District since January 2007, and is running for re-election in the Democratic primary of September 6, 2012. After receiving a B.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Yale College during the height of the Cold War, Tom started his public service in Washington by helping craft a more effective and less expensive alternative to the Reagan military budgets. He then worked for Senator Gary Hart (D-CO), and served as a foreign policy and national security assistant for Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). His passion for helping those who were not in a position to help themselves led him next to Thailand, where he managed a refugee resettlement program for Vietnamese, Lao, Cambodian, and Burmese refugees fleeing persecution in their home countries. He spent time in Laos, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, and Japan before working in Cambodia during the United Nations occupation of that country in 1992. During 1993, he helped establish an in-country refugee interviewing center in Haiti for the Clinton Administration in order to prevent the further loss of life by stemming the tide of Haitians fleeing the country in risky boats. Tom then received an M.A. in International Economics from Johns Hopkins in Washington, DC. For the next sixteen years, from 1995 to 2011, Tom worked in the business sector in Massachusetts at small and large companies. At Public Consulting Group, based in Boston, he helped state agencies around the country maximize their non-tax revenues and manage their finances with best practices. At Mercer Management Consulting he helped firms develop growth strategies and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations. At Marsh, Inc. he helped companies develop risk management solutions for their ongoing strategic, financial, operational, and other challenges. While working, Tom received an M.B.A. in Finance from Boston University. Tom Conroy was elected state representative for Lincoln, Sudbury, and Wayland in November 2006 and took office in January, 2007. In the Massachusetts legislature, he has served on various committees, including the House Ways and Means Committee. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing. In Tom's first term, he successfully crafted and added a new and innovative section to the 2008 Life Sciences Law that creates a self-funding mechanism for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, so that more entrepreneurial biotechnology companies can grow and create new jobs. Tom has since served as the House appointee to the Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Science (STEM) Advisory Council. Tom has authored reports on issues such as expanded gambling and post-retirement benefits for state employees. Tom lives in Wayland with his wife, Sarah Sewall, a national security expert, and four daughters, 15-year old triplets and a 10-year old.

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