Shaun P. Toohey

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Shaun Toohey
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Candidate for
Massachusetts State Senate District First Essex District
Prior offices
Haverhill School Committee
High schoolGreater Lawrence Technical High School
Bachelor'sUMass Lowell
Place of birthMethuen, MA
ProfessionMortgage banker
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Shaun Toohey was a 2012 Republican candidate for District First Essex District of the Massachusetts State Senate.


Campaign themes

Toohey's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Public Safety

  • Excerpt:"As your State Senator, I will vote in favor of investing resources towards specialized training and modernizing the equipment of police and firefighters."

Public Education

  • Excerpt:"I believe our schools should be challenging and rewarding. Our schools should be safe and inspirational."

Taxes, Spending and Efficiency

  • Excerpt:"I believe that we should be tightening our belts in order to provide much needed relief to the citizens of the Commonwealth."


  • Excerpt:"I believe that it is our role as individuals and as a society to protect them as well. We should make sure that all of our military sons and daughters are treated with respect and dignity."


  • Excerpt:"I will work with Democrats and Republicans to protect senior services and ensure programs are preserved, so they can enjoy their golden years and have a quality of life they have earned."



See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Toohey ran in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate First Essex District. He defeated Sam S. Meas in the September 6 Republican primary and was defeated by Kathleen A. O'Connor Ives (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Massachusetts State Senate, First Essex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen O'Connor Ives 45.9% 36,405
     Republican Shaun Toohey 33.6% 26,654
     Independent James Kelcourse 4.2% 3,358
     Independent Paul Magliocchetti 16.2% 12,870
Total Votes 79,287
Massachusetts State Senate, First Essex District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShaun Toohey 66.9% 3,936
Sam Meas 33.1% 1,947
Total Votes 5,883

Campaign themes

Toohey supports lower spending levels, and believes that waste, fraud, and corruption are major problems.[5]


Toohey and his wife Tatum have two children.[1]

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