|U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 5|
|Bachelor's||BS, Boston College (1964)|
|Master's||MS, Northeastern University (1968)|
|Birthday||April 24, 1943|
|Place of birth||Salem, MA|
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was a 2013 Republican
candidate seeking election to the U.S. House
representing the 5th Congressional District
He was defeated by Frank Addivinola
in the Republican
primary on October 15, 2013.
He was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts. Tierney was defeated by incumbent Ed Markey (D) on November 6, 2012.
Tierney graduated from Boston College in 1964 with a B.S. in Physics. He then earned his MS from Northeastern University in Actuarial Science. Most of his career has been spent as a professional actuary. His professional expertise includes areas such as: medical care financing and delivery systems; Social Security, insurance and retirement benefits; insurance company organization and operation; litigation assistance; and the valuation of contingent assets and liabilities.
- Consulting Actuary at Tierney Associates (1980-present)
- United States Marine Corps (1964-1970)
- Tierney previously ran for U.S. House in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2010.
- See also: Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District special election, 2013
Tierney was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts. The election was held to replace outgoing Rep. Ed Markey (D) who was elected to the U.S. Senate in the June 25th election for John Kerry's vacant seat after his appointment as Secretary of State. He was defeated by Frank Addivinola in the Republican primary on October 15, 2013.
- See also: Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District elections, 2012
Tierney ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Massachusetts' 5th District. He defeated Frank Addivinola and Jeff Semon in the September 6, 2012 Republican primary.
|U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2012
||Ed Markey Incumbent
|| Tom Tierney
|| All Others
|| Blank Votes
|Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"
|Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
| Frank Addivinola
| Jeff Semon
Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.
Tierney lost the United States House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, Tierney's campaign committee raised a total of $15,560 and spent $15,628.
|United States House of Representatives, 2012 - Tom Tierney Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Tom Tierney's campaign committee|
|USA Farm Worker PAC||$10,000
|Citizens for Joe Kennedy 1988||$4,000|
|Larson for Congress||$2,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Daily Journal, "7 Democrats, 5 Republicans on ballot for special election in Mass. 5th Congressional District," accessed August 19, 2013
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 WCVB.com, "Massachusetts 5th District Congressional Primary Results," accessed October 15, 2013
- ↑ Politico "2012 Election Map, Massachusetts"
- ↑ Facebook "Tom Tierney for Congress" June 26, 2012
- ↑ Tierney's Vote Smart Profile, Biography
- ↑ Boston.com "Secretary of state to set Senate special election date of June 25," January 28, 2013
- ↑ The Boston Globe, "William ‘Mo’ Cowan to be interim US senator," January 30, 2013
- ↑ Associated Press "Massachusetts Primary Results," Accessed September 6, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets " 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 2013