Thomas Gaffey

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Thomas Gaffey
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Connecticut State Senate District 13
Former member
In office
1995 - 2011
PartyDemocratic
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
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Thomas Gaffey is a former Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 13 from 1995 to 2011. From 1997 to 2007, he was Chief Deputy Majority Leader and he served as Chief Deputy President Pro Tempore from 2007 to 2011. Gaffey left office after pleading guilty to misdemeanor larceny charges.[1] A special election was held February 22, 2011, to elect a replacement.[2]

Gaffey was a member of the New England Board of Higher Education and the Meridian Democratic Town Committee.

Biography

Gaffey earned his B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University and attended the University of Virginia's Darden School for Emerging Political Leaders. His professional experience includes working as a Legislative Aide for House Speaker Irving J. Stolberg, Executive Aide for Governor William A. O'Neill, Assistant Clerk for the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, Public Relations Director for the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, Executive Assistant to the Commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and Division Head of Recycling and Environmental Education for the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, Gaffey served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010

Gaffey ran for re-election to the 13th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Len Suzio (R) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut State Senate, District 13 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Gaffey (D) 18,369
Len Suzio (R) 13,238

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gaffey won re-election to the 13th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Tim Lenox (R).[3]

Connecticut State Senate, District 13 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Gaffey (D) 27,387
Tim Lenox (R) 10,543

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Gaffey collected $100,632 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $84,900
Connecticut Democratic Party $303
August DeFrance $100
James Trainor $100
Benjamin Kahn $100

Personal

Gaffey and his wife, Kathleen, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Connecticut State Senate - District 13
1995–2011
Succeeded by
Len Suzio (R)