Ms. Toomey has thirty years
work experience in both the public and private sector. She has
worked for many years at the State House. She has worked for
the election laws division at the State House and is familiar
with electionsa key function of the City Clerk.
She has been an aide to two
state representatives and more recently a Chief of Staff to a
state senator. She currently works managing over 100 interns
at the Massachusetts State House and is in charge of the entire
Ms. Toomey has also been an
executive at Hunt Hospital and Executor and Lobbyist for Hunt
Hospital. She has a wealth of experience in lobbying which can
assist the City of Haverhill, a wealth of contacts on Beacon
Hill and a wealth of knowledge about local and state government.
One of the references for
Haverhills new City Clerk said this job was made
for her. In a way Margaret Toomey was born for the job.
Her father was the long-time City Clerk in Danvers and it has
been Peggy Toomeys lifetime ambition to be a City Clerk.
Ms. Toomey was chosen after
an exhaustive two-step interview process.
The first step of the process
was conducted by an interview committee consisting of Personnel
Director, Mary Carrington, City Solicitor William Cox, and former
State Representative David Swartz. The interview committee unanimously
recommended two candidates to Mayor Fiorentini, who remained
uninvolved in the process until the final selection needed to
The second round of interviews
were conducted by Mayor Fiorentini, his Chief of Staff, Brian
Elworthy, personnel Director Mary Carrington and by Peter Koutoujian
a retired City Clerk with thirty-five years of experience as
Clerk in the town of Waltham. At the end of the second step of
the process all members of the interview committee unanimously
recommended Ms. Toomey in writing, as the best candidate, for
*Source: City of Haverhill,
Massachusetts Web Site: www.ci.haverhill.ma.us 4-1-04