Shaun was born in Methuen and is the son of Eleanor Pennisi and William Toohey. The youngest of five, Shaun was raised in Lawrence in the Tower Hill neighborhood. He graduated from St Augustine School, Greater Lawrence Technical High School, attended Northern Essex Community College and UMass Lowell.
In 1998, Shaun married Tatum Ryan from Haverhill and they have two children Delainey and Jack, who attend Haverhill Public Schools. The Tooheys live in Haverhill where Shaun is an active parent coaching for the Riverside Bradford Baseball Little League and the Valley Junior Warrior Hockey program.
Professionally, Shaun serves on the Haverhill School Committee where he has served as Vice President and President. He also serves as the Haverhill representative to the Whittier Regional Technical High School. In addition, Shaun is the Haverhill Ward 5 Republican Chairman, Self Employed and is a Mortgage Banker.
additional experience / duties:
Chairman, Teacher Contract Sub Committee
Chairman, Transportation Sub Committee
Legislative Liaison, Sub Committee
Haverhill Stadium Commission, former member
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“ Shaun Toohey is pro-business, anti tax, and is dedicated to eliminating wasteful spending on Beacon Hill. He has the experience and work ethic to be an effective member of the Senate. ”
— William H. Ryan
Former State Representative, Mayor of Haverhill
and Current Haverhill City Councilor