|Retired office holder|
|Connecticut State Senate District 13|
|1995 - 2011|
Gaffey was a member of the New England Board of Higher Education. In 1995 he attended the University of Virginia's Darden School for Emerging Political Leaders. He has been on the Meridian Democratic Town Committee from 1986 to the present.
Gaffey earned his B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University.
Gaffey was a Legislative Aide for House Speaker Irving J. Stolberg and an Executive Aide for Governor William A. O'Neill. He has worked as Assistant Clerk for the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. He has also been a Public Relations Director for the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. From 1985 to 1989 he was Executive Assistant to the Commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He is currently Division Head of Recycling and Environmental Education for the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority.
Prior to leaving the senate, Gaffey served on the following committees:
- Education Committee, Connecticut Senate
- Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee, Connecticut Senate
- Finance Committee, Connecticut Senate
- 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)|
|Thomas Gaffey (D)||18,369|
|Len Suzio (R)||13,238|
|Connecticut State Senate, District 13 (2008)|
|Thomas Gaffey (D)||27,387|
|Tim Lenox (R)||10,543|
In 2008, Gaffey collected $100,632 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Connecticut Democratic Party||$303|
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Gaffey and his wife, Kathleen, have three children.
- Official Connecticut State Senate website of Senator Thomas Gaffey
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 1996
|Connecticut State Senate - District 13
| Succeeded by|
Len Suzio (R)