District town: Glastonbury
Election history: Kehoe won this open Republican seat by just 66 votes in 2006, when Democrats had a net gain of eight House seats. He succeeded Republican Sonya Googins, who did not seek re-election after four terms. Kehoe fattened his plurality to 606 votes in 2008, probably too little to get him off the GOP target list.
2008 general election
|Thomas J. Kehoe (D)||7,118||52 percent|
|Kurt P. Cavanaugh (R)||6,512||48 percent|
Public financing: Kehoe qualified for $25,000 in public financing for his campaign under the Citizens’ Election Program. He returned $965.20 to the state.
Background: Kehoe is the former general counsel at Electric Boat. He was president of the Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury and as a legislator has pushed open-space issues and funding for the construction of a bike path across Glastonbury.
Committees: Environment, Finance, Transportation
Education: B.A., Holy Cross; J.D., Hofstra
Occupation: Lawyer, Alstom Power
2008 Financial Disclosure: Kehoe reported outside income from Alstom Power, a global power company with local offices in Windsor. His wife, Peggy Kehoe, is employed by Travelers. They own a home in Glastonbury and a condominium in Hillsboro Beach, Fla.
Their stock holdings include Travelers and General Dynamics, the parent of Electric Boat.
Kehoe filed a confidential addendum listing any debts of more than $10,000. He declined to waive confidentiality, as allowed by law.
A note on financial disclosure: Every spring, officials are required to disclose the ownership of real estate, the source of any income exceeding $1,000 in the previous calendar year and securities worth more than $5,000.