Thomas Moakley

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Thomas will be the first out LGBTQ+ person to represent his district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives!


From the time he was old enough to join the Boy Scouts through his present position in the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office, public service has always been a central aspect of Thomas’ life. His experiences along the way have reaffirmed his belief that any problem can be solved when a passionate community comes together.

After earning the rank of Eagle Scout and graduating from Falmouth High School as class president, Thomas attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he studied Science, Technology, and International Affairs. During this time, Thomas also worked in the offices of Congressman Jim McGovern of Worcester and State Representative Tim Madden of Nantucket. After returning home to Massachusetts, he paid his own way in the evening division at Suffolk Law School while working full-time for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Following a campaign in the 2020 special primary election for State Senate in the Plymouth and Barnstable District, Thomas passed the bar exam and began work as an Assistant District Attorney for the Cape and Islands. During his time with the office, he spent over a year as the prosecutor responsible for handling cases in the Martha’s Vineyard Juvenile Court and the Edgartown District Court. Thomas worked alongside District Attorney Robert Galibois to lay the groundwork for Martha’s Vineyard’s first recovery court, which will address the root cause of repeat offenders with addiction as part of a wholistic approach to public safety.

With a decade of community involvement behind him, and high hopes for the future of Massachusetts, Thomas is ready for this challenge.