Tom Tierney

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Tom Tierney
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 5
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sBS, Boston College (1964)
Master'sMS, Northeastern University (1968)
Personal
BirthdayApril 24, 1943
Place of birthSalem, MA
ReligionRoman Catholic
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Tom Tierney was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts.[1] He was defeated by Frank Addivinola in the Republican primary on October 15, 2013.[2]

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.[3]

Biography

Tierney graduated from Boston College in 1964 with a B.S. in Physics. He then earned his M.S. 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.[4]

Career

  • 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.[5]

Elections

2013

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.[1] 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.[6][7] He was defeated by Frank Addivinola in the Republican primary on October 15, 2013.[2]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 Special Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Addivinola 49.1% 4,760
Tom Tierney 25.6% 2,478
Mike Stopa 25.3% 2,457
Total Votes 9,695
Source: Official Results from Massachusetts Elections Division

2012

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.[8]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Markey Incumbent 70.7% 257,490
     Republican Tom Tierney 22.8% 82,944
     N/A All Others 0.2% 675
     N/A Blank Votes 6.3% 23,092
Total Votes 364,201
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"
Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Tierney 41.8% 4,824
Frank Addivinola 30.6% 3,529
Jeff Semon 27.6% 3,186
Total Votes 11,539

Campaign donors

2012

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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.[9]

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