Tom Conroy, Democratic Massachusetts State Representative for Middlesex's District 13 and U.S. Senate hopeful made a stop at Burlington's last Friday.
Conroy is looking to challenge Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown in 2012. He visited Burlington as part of a state-wide walking tour to meet voters.
Conroy has been a state representative since 2007. Prior to that position he worked in Washington on the Reagan military budget, then worked with Senator Gary Hart, D-Colorado, and served as a foreign policy and national security assistant for Senator Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland.
Conroy also worked in Thailand where he managed a refugee resettlement program for Vietnamese, Lao, Cambodian and Burmese fleeing persecution in their home countries. From 1995 to 2011, Conroy has worked in the private sector in Massachusetts.