|Governor of Connecticut|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||August 12, 2014|
|29th U.S. Ambassador to Ireland|
|High school||Phillips Academy|
|Master's||Harvard Business School|
|Birthday||January 9, 1952|
|Profession||Broker and Investment Banker|
Foley is a Republican candidate for Governor of Connecticut in the 2014 elections. He is seeking the party's nomination in primary on August 12. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
Foley grew up in a family of six children. At 17, he took a year off from school and went to work in construction and at an assembly line job in a canning factory. During that year, he criscrossed the country, traveling all the way to Alaska. While working in the factory, he also joined a union.
He studied at Harvard for both his undergraduate and master's degrees. While at Harvard, he played for the school's rugby team. Upon completing his education, Foley worked first with McKinsey & Company and then at Citicorp Venture Capital. He left the latter group to found his own company
In 1985, Foley founded NTC Group, a consulting firm that works with struggling businesses to design turnaround plans. Within a decade, NTC group grew to employ 6,000 people. NTC Group ultimately went bankrupt. Foley still owns South Carolina-based Stevens Aviation.
- Harvard Business School, MBA
- Harvard University, BA
- Phillips Academy
- See also: Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2014
Foley faced Michael Fedele and Oz Grieble in the August 10 primary, winning with 43.0% of the vote.
Foley's first marriage ended in divorce. Since 2009, he has been married to Leslie Fahrenkopf, a vice-president and associate general counsel at News Corporation in New York City. They have one son together.
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
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- Tomfoley2010.com 2010 Campaign website
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- Tom Foley for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed March 14, 2014
- NewsTimes, "Foley: Woman would have helped ticket," January 4, 2013
- YouTube: Tom Foley for CT Exploratory Committee, "Tom Foley - Wait A Second," November 11, 2013
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed January 8, 2013