Tom Conroy

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Tom Conroy
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 13th Middlesex district
In office
2007 – January 7, 2015
Preceded by Susan Pope
Succeeded by Carmine Gentile
Personal details
Born (1962-07-07) July 7, 1962 (age 54)
New York, New York
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sarah Sewall
Children 4 daughters
Residence Wayland, Massachusetts
Alma mater Yale College
Johns Hopkins University
Boston University
Occupation Risk Management Consultant
Website Official Website

Thomas P. Conroy (born July 7, 1962[1]) is a former American state legislator who represented the 13th Middlesex District, which includes Sudbury, Wayland, Marlborough, and Framingham, in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[2] He served from 2007 to 2015.

Early life and education[edit]

Conroy was born in New York City, New York,[1] and raised in Cheshire, Connecticut. His father was a doctor and his mother was a nurse.[3] In 1980 he enrolled in Yale College, where he received a B.A. in Russian and East European Studies. He later earned a M.A. in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a M.B.A. in Finance from Boston University.[3]

Government and private sector work[edit]

Conroy worked for Senator Gary Hart (D-CO), and served as a foreign policy and national security assistant for Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD).[4] He spent a decade working for the United States State Department, where he managed refugee-resettlement programs in Southeast Asia and Haiti. For sixteen years he worked for a number of consulting firms, where he assisted nonprofits and businesses develop financial and operational strategies.[5]

Political career[edit]

In 2006, Conroy was elected state representative for the 13th Middlesex District.[6] In the Massachusetts legislature he has served as Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development.[7] Conroy also serves as the House appointee to the Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Council.[8]

Conroy was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2012 U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, but withdrew from the race on December 12, 2011.[9] He was a candidate for Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts in 2014,[10] but lost to Deb Goldberg in the Democratic primary.[citation needed] He did not run for re-election to the House due to his run for Treasurer; his term ends in January 2015.[11]


Conroy lives in Wayland with his wife, national security expert Sarah Sewall, and four daughters.[5]


  1. ^ a b Welch, William F.; James, Steven T., eds. (2007). Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2007–2008). Massachusetts General Court. p. 101. 
  2. ^ "Massachusetts Representative Districts". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 12/2/2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ a b Uek, Kathy (September 25, 2008). "Tom Conroy wants to focus on budget". Wayland Town Crier. Wayland, MA. 
  4. ^ Mulligan, Frank (August 11, 2011). "Getting in step with the electorate in Wareham: Senate candidate Conroy on two-month walk across state". The Patriot Ledger. Quincy, MA. 
  5. ^ a b Myers, Jennifer (October 2, 2011). "Six candidates, six platforms, six very different life stories". The Sun. Lowell, MA. 
  6. ^ Galvin, William. "2006 State Representative General Election Results". Secretary of Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  7. ^ "Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  8. ^ "Governor's STEM Advisory Council Members". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 12/2/2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  9. ^ Conor Berry (December 12, 2011). "Tom Conroy abandons bid for U.S. Senate, narrowing Democratic challengers to Scott Brown". The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts). Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  10. ^ "State Rep. Tom Conroy jumping into race for Mass. treasurer". The Associated Press. January 9, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
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