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  Conroy, Thomas
<-  2011-01-01  
NameThomas Conroy
Address265 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, Massachusetts , United States
Website [Link]
Born July 07, 1962 (59 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 21, 2017 02:43am
Tags Caucasian - Married - Straight -
InfoTom Conroy is the state representative for Lincoln, Sudbury, and Wayland - the 13th Middlesex District. He was elected 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, and 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 Math (STEM) Advisory Council. He also serves as the co-chair of the Brain Injury Commission, and has served on numerous caucuses within the legislature, including the BioTech Caucus, the Library Caucus, and the MetroWest Caucus. During three difficult budget cycles, Tom advocated first and foremost for maintaining local aid, while also supporting funding for those who do not have a strong voice on Beacon Hill, including Early Intervention services for infants, METCO, Workforce Training and Development, services for the homeless and foster children, and subsidized childcare.

Tom also helped shape two pension reform laws, one that saves cities and towns money and offers superior investment management services for municipalities, and another that eliminated pension system abuses. He has authored influential analytic reports to educate colleagues and the public on issues such as expanded gambling and post-retirement benefits for state employees, available here.

Tom is committed to being accessible to all the people of Lincoln, Sudbury, and Wayland and takes his role as “representative” of his community very seriously. Tom has responded to over 5,000 constituent emails and phone calls since taking office, and has held monthly office hours in each of the towns since December 2006. He also writes a monthly “In The Arena” column for the local papers and started a local cable show, “Ask The Rep,” which has aired monthly since August of 2007.

After receiving a BA in Russian and European Studies from Yale 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 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 Cap Haitien, Haiti for the Clinton Administration in order to stem the tide of Haitians fleeing the country in risky boats and prevent further loss of life.

Tom also earned an MA in international economics from Johns Hopkins University. and subsequently earned an M.B.A. in finance from Boston University. Tom worked in the business sector in Massachusetts for the last 16 years. At Public Consulting Group, based in Boston, he helped Massachusetts’ social service agencies maximize their non-tax revenues and manage their finances with best practices. At Mercer Management Consulting he helped firms develop growth strategies and improve operations. At Marsh, Inc. he helped companies develop risk management solutions for their ongoing strategic, financial, operational, and other challenges. Tom also received an M.B.A. in Finance from Boston University.

Tom lives in Wayland with his wife, Sarah Sewall, a national security expert, and four daughters, 14½ year-old triplets and their nine year-old sister.


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