Kehoe, Thomas J.

District town: Glastonbury

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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.