Thomas Doherty is a Partner at Mercury. Tom has a background in the highest levels of New York State government and is an experienced manager and leader of public affairs campaigns for New York government and business decision-makers. In January of 2023, Tom celebrated his 20th anniversary at the firm.
Frequent guest on NY1’s Inside City Hall, XM 121’s Tell Me Everything, and RNN’s Richard French Live. He has also appeared on MSNBC
Deputy Secretary for Appointments for New York Governor George Pataki
Oversaw the Office of State and Local Government Affairs for Governor Pataki
Senior Administrative Assistant to Governor Pataki
Eastchester Councilman from 1993 to 1997
Village of Tuckahoe Trustee from 1991 to 1993
Assistant to the Chairman for the Westchester County Board of Legislators
District Representative for the Office of Congressman Joseph J. DioGuardi
Recognized by The New York Times for his efforts to consolidate government and make it more efficientRead Full Bio
Thomas Doherty is a Partner at Mercury – an industry-leading, high-stakes public strategy firm. In January of 2023, Tom celebrated his 20th anniversary at the firm. In these 20+ years, Tom has enjoyed collaborating with his Mercury colleagues to deliver results of the highest quality to clients and expand the firm’s capabilities.
At Mercury, Tom presently works to facilitate the management of the firm. He works alongside the firm’s Human Resources, finance, and legal specialists to navigate issues and secure the firm’s operational abilities.
Tom has extensive public affairs experience with a background working in the highest levels of New York State government. Prior to joining Mercury, Tom was New York Governor George Pataki’s Deputy Secretary for Appointments – a senior advisor position within the Governor’s office, which oversaw the nominations and appointments of New Yorkers to all state boards.
Tom also oversaw the Governor’s Office of State and Local Government Affairs including advising Governor Pataki on all aspects of effective communications with state and local government officials to better help them serve their constituents.
While Senior Administrative Assistant to the Governor, he monitored and advised Governor Pataki on statewide and national issues, coordinated all gubernatorial events, and traveled regularly with the Governor, managing his daily schedule and appearances.
Tom served his local community as Eastchester Councilman from 1993 to 1997, and Village of Tuckahoe trustee from 1991 to 1993, where he was recognized by The New York Times for his efforts to consolidate government and make it more efficient.
Tom has served as Assistant to the Chairman for the Westchester County Board of Legislators, and also District Representative for the Office of Congressman Joseph J. DioGuardi.
Throughout his career, Tom has made several appearances as a guest on popular television and radio programs such as NY1’s Inside City Hall, Fox News’ Judge Jeanine, and XM Radio’s Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang, and is a frequent contributor to MSNBC and the RNN program Richard French Live.
Tom and his wife, the former Carol Kelleher, reside in Rutherford, NJ. He is the proud father of Matthew and Kevin, stepfather of Frank, Nicholas and Carolyn, and the grandfather of Luca, Gianna, Veda, Rory, Nora and Ford.