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MA U.S. Senate
Senator KERRY, John ForbesParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1943
Senator KERRY, John Forbes

A Senator from Massachusetts; born in Fitzsimons Army Hospital (Colorado),December 11, 1943; graduated, St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., 1962;graduated, Yale University 1966; served in the United States Navy 1966-1970,with service in Vietnam; graduated, Boston College Law School 1976; admittedto the Massachusetts bar in 1976 and commenced practice in 1976; assistantdistrict attorney of Middlesex County, Mass. 1977-1982; lieutenant governorof Massachusetts 1982-1984; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senatein 1984; subsequently appointed to the remainder of the term left vacant bythe resignation of Paul Tsongas, and took the oath of office on January 2, 1985;reelected in 1990, 1996, 2002, and again in 2008, and served from January 2,1985, until his resignation on February 1, 2013, to accept a Cabinet position;chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (One Hundredth Congress),Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (One Hundred SeventhCongress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003], One HundredTenth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (One Hundred Eleventh toOne Hundred Thirteenth [January 3, 2013-February 1, 2013] Congresses); was anunsuccessful Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 2004; Secretaryof State in the Cabinet of President Barack Obama, 2013-.

Senator WARREN, ElizabethParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1949
Senator WARREN, Elizabeth

A Senator from Massachusetts; born in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 22, 1949;attended George Washington University, 1966-1968; graduated University of Houston,B.S., 1970; graduated Rutgers University, J.D., 1976; elementary schoolteacher; lawyer; law professor; bankruptcy analyst; chair, Congressional OversightPanel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 2008-2010; special assistantto President Barack Obama for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau2010-2011; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2012 for theterm ending January 3, 2019.

Senator COWAN, William (Mo)Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1969
Senator COWAN, William (Mo)

A Senator from Massachusetts; born in Yadkinville, N. C., April 4, 1969;graduated Duke University, A.B., 1991; graduated Northeastern University Schoolof Law, J.D., 1994; law partner; legal counsel and chief of staff to MassachusettsGovernor Deval Patrick 2009-2012; appointed as a Democrat to the UnitedStates Senate on February 1, 2013, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignationof John F. Kerry, and served until July 15, 2013, a successor having been chosen in a special election; not a candidate for election to the unexpired portion of the term.


MA U.S. House
Representative TIERNEY, John F.Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1951
Representative TIERNEY, John F.

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Essex County, Mass.,September 18, 1951; graduated from Salem High School, Salem, Mass.; B.A.,Salem State College, Salem, Mass., 1973; J.D., Suffolk University, Boston,Mass., 1976; member of the Salem, Mass., chamber of commerce, 1976-1996,serving as president, 1995; trustee, Salem State College, Salem, Mass.,1992-1997; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the eightsucceeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-present).

Website: http://tierney.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-8020 -- Congressional District : 6

Representative TSONGAS, Nicola S. (Niki)Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1946
Representative TSONGAS, Nicola S. (Niki)

(wife of Paul Tsongas), aRepresentative from Massachusetts; born in Chico, Butte County, Calif.,April 26, 1946; graduated from Narimasu American High School, Tokyo, Japan,1964; attended Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.; B.A., SmithCollege, Northampton, Mass. 1968; J.D., Boston University, Boston, Mass., 1988;social worker; lawyer, private practice; dean of external affairs, MiddlesexCommunity College, Lowell, Mass., 1997-2007; elected as a Democrat to theOne Hundred Tenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused bythe resignation of Representative Martin Meehan and reelected to the three succeedingCongresses (October 16, 2007-present).

Website: http://tsongas.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-3411 -- Congressional District : 3

Representative KENNEDY, Joseph P. IIIParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1980
Representative KENNEDY, Joseph P. III

(son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, II, great-nephew of Edward Moore Kennedy and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and great-great-grandson of John Francis Fitzgerald, first cousin once removed of Patrick Joseph Kennedy), aRepresentative from Massachusetts; born in Brighton, Suffolk County,Mass., October 4, 1980; B.S., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., 2003;J.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 2009; United States Peace Corps,2004-2006; research analyst; assistant district attorney, Middlesex (Mass.)county, 2011-2012; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress(January 3, 2013-present).

Representative CLARK, Katherine M.Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1963
Representative CLARK, Katherine M.

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in New Haven, New Haven County,Conn., July 17, 1963; B.A., Saint Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., 1985;J.D., Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, N.Y., 1989; M.P.A., Kennedy Schoolof Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1997; lawyer, privatepractice; lawyer, Colorado district attorney’s council; general counsel,Massachusetts office of child care services; chief, Massachusetts attorneygeneral’s office; clerk, federal court, 1990-1991; prosecutor, Coloradoattorney general’s office, 1991-1993; member, Melrose (Mass.) school committee,2001-2007; member of the Massachusetts state legislature, 2008-2010; memberof the Massachusetts state senate, 2010-2013; elected as a Democrat to theOne Hundred Thirteenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy causedby the resignation of United States Representative Edward J. Markey (December10, 2013-present).

Website: http://katherineclark.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-2836 -- Congressional District : 5

Representative NEAL, Richard EdmundParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1949
Representative NEAL, Richard Edmund

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Springfield, Hampden County,Mass., February 14, 1949; graduated from Springfield Technical High School,Springfield, Mass., 1968; B.A., American International College, Springfield,Mass., 1972; M.B.A., University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn., 1976;assistant to mayor William C. Sullivan, Springfield, Mass., 1973-1978; memberof the Springfield, Mass., city council, 1978-1984; mayor of Springfield,Mass., 1984-1988; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First andto the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1989-present).

Website: http://neal.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-5601 -- Congressional District : 1

Representative KEATING, William R.Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1952
Representative KEATING, William R.

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Norwood, Norfolk County,Mass., September 6, 1952; B.A., Boston College, Boston, Mass., 1974; M.B.A.,Boston College, Boston, Mass., 1982; J.D., Suffolk University, Boston Mass.,1985; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives, 1977-1984; memberof the Massachusetts state senate, 1985-1998; Norfolk County (Mass.) districtattorney, 1998-2010; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Twelfth andto the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2011-present).

Website: http://keating.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-3111 -- Congressional District : 9

Representative CAPUANO, Michael EverettParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1952
Representative CAPUANO, Michael Everett

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Somerville, Middlesex County,Mass., January 9, 1952; graduated from Somerville High School, Somerville,Mass., 1969; B.A., Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1973; J.D., BostonCollege Law School, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1977; lawyer, private practice;chief legal counsel, joint committee on taxation, Massachusetts state legislature,1978-1984; alderman, Somerville, Mass., 1977-1979; alderman-at-large,Somerville, Mass., 1985-1989; mayor of Somerville, Mass., 1990-1998;Democratic state committeeman, 1996; president, Massachusetts MunicipalAssociation, 1998; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Sixth and tothe seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1999-present).

Website: http://www.house.gov/capuano/
Phone: 202-225-5111 -- Congressional District : 7

Representative McGOVERN, James P.Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1959
Representative McGOVERN, James P.

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Worcester, Worcester County,Mass., November 20, 1959; graduated from Worcester Academy, Worcester, Mass.;B.A., American University, Washington, D.C., 1981; M.P.A., American University,Washington, D.C., 1984; presidential campaign staff, United States SenatorGeorge McGovern of South Dakota, 1984; staff, United States RepresentativeJoseph Moakley of Massachusetts; elected as a Democrat to the OneHundred Fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-present).

Website: http://mcgovern.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-6101 -- Congressional District : 2

Representative LYNCH, Stephen F.Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1955
Representative LYNCH, Stephen F.

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.,March 31, 1955; graduated from South Boston High School, Boston, Mass., 1973;B.S., Wentworth Institute, Boston, Mass., 1988; J.D., Boston College Schoolof Law, Boston, Mass., 1991; M.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1998;member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1995-1996; memberof the Massachusetts state senate, 1997-2001; elected as a Democrat to theOne Hundred Seventh Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy causedby the death of United States Representative Joseph Moakley and reelectedto the six succeeding Congresses (October 16, 2001-present).

Website: http://lynch.house.gov/
Phone: 202-225-8273 -- Congressional District : 8

Representative MARKEY, Edward JohnParty affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1946
Representative MARKEY, Edward John

A Senator and a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Malden, MiddlesexCounty, Mass., July 11, 1946; attended Immaculate Conception Grammar School,Malden, Mass.; graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Malden, Mass.,1964; B.A., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1968; J.D., Boston CollegeLaw School, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1972; lawyer, private practice; UnitedStates Army Reserve, 1968-1973; member of the Massachusetts state house ofrepresentatives, 1973-1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress,by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United StatesRepresentative Torbert H. Macdonald; reelected to the nineteen succeedingCongresses, and served from November 2, 1976, to July 15, 2013, when heresigned to become a U.S. senator; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate ina special election on June 25, 2013, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignationof John F. Kerry, a seat subsequently held by appointed senator WilliamCowan, and took the oath of office on July 16, 2013, for the term endingJanuary 3, 2015.

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