Massachusetts Elected Officials

Local Elected Officials
Governor Charlie  Baker
Karyn Polito
Maura Healey
Hon. William Galvin
Massachusetts U.S. Senators
Party affiliation:Democrat
Senator Edward J.,Markey

Edward J.,Markey
Year of Birth: 1946

A Senator and a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Malden,Middlesex County, Mass., July 11, 1946; attended Immaculate Conception GrammarSchool, Malden, Mass.; graduated from Malden Catholic High School, Malden,Mass., 1964; B.A., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1968; J.D., BostonCollege Law School, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1972; lawyer, private practice;United States Army Reserve, 1968-1973; member of the Massachusetts state houseof representatives, 1973-1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourthCongress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of UnitedStates Representative Torbert H. Macdonald; reelected to the nineteensucceeding Congresses, and served from November 2, 1976, to July 15, 2013, whenhe resigned to become a U.S. senator; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senatein a special election on June 25, 2013, to fill the vacancy caused by theresignation of John F. Kerry, a seat subsequently held by appointed senatorWilliam Cowan, and took the oath of office on July 16, 2013; reelected in 2014for the term ending January 3, 2021.

Phone: (202) 224-2742

Party affiliation:Democrat
Senator Elizabeth,Warren

Year of Birth: 1949

A Senator from Massachusetts; born in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 22,1949; attended George Washington University, 1966-1968; graduated University ofHouston, B.S., 1970; graduated Rutgers University, J.D., 1976; elementaryschool teacher; lawyer; law professor; bankruptcy analyst; chair, CongressionalOversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 2008-2010; specialassistant to President Barack Obama for the Consumer Financial ProtectionBureau 2010-2011; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2012 forthe term ending January 3, 2019.

Phone: (202) 224-4543

Massachusetts U.S. House Representatives
Congressional District : 1Democratic
Representative Representative Neal, Richard E.

Representative Neal, Richard E.
Year of Birth: 1949

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Springfield, HampdenCounty, Mass., February 14, 1949; graduated from Springfield Technical HighSchool, Springfield, Mass., 1968; B.A., American International College,Springfield, Mass., 1972; M.B.A., University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn.,1976; staff, 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 and to thethirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1989-present).


Congressional District : 2Democratic
Representative Representative McGovern, James P.

Representative McGovern, James P.
Year of Birth: 1959

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Worcester, WorcesterCounty, Mass., November 20, 1959; graduated from Worcester Academy, Worcester,Mass.; B.A., American University, Washington, D.C., 1981; M.P.A., AmericanUniversity, Washington, D.C., 1984; presidential campaign staff, United StatesSenator George McGovern of South Dakota, 1984; staff, United StatesRepresentative Joseph Moakley of Massachusetts, 1982-1996; elected as aDemocrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the nine succeeding Congresses(January 3, 1997-present).


Congressional District : 3Democratic
Representative Representative Tsongas, Niki

Representative Tsongas, Niki
Year of Birth: 1946

(wife of Paul Tsongas),A Representative 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.,Smith College, Northampton, Mass. 1968; J.D., Boston University, Boston, Mass.,1988; social worker; lawyer, private practice; dean of external affairs,Middlesex Community College, Lowell, Mass., 1997-2007; elected as a Democrat tothe One Hundred Tenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy causedby the resignation of Representative Martin Meehan, and reelected to the foursucceeding Congresses (October 16, 2007-present).


Congressional District : 4Democratic
Representative Representative Kennedy, Joseph P., III

Representative Kennedy, Joseph P., III
Year of Birth: 1980

(son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, II, great-nephew of Edward MooreKennedy and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and great-great-grandson of John FrancisFitzgerald, first cousin once removed of Patrick Joseph Kennedy),A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Brighton, SuffolkCounty, Mass., October 4, 1980; B.S., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.,2003; J.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 2009; United States PeaceCorps, 2004-2006; research analyst; Middlesex, Mass. county assistant districtattorney, 2011-2012; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred ThirteenthCongress and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).


Congressional District : 5Democratic
Representative Representative Clark, Katherine M.

Representative Clark, Katherine M.
Year of Birth: 1963

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in New Haven, New HavenCounty, Conn., July 17, 1963; B.A., Saint Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y.,1985; J.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1989; M.P.A., John F. KennedySchool of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1997; lawyer,private practice; lawyer, Colorado district attorney’s council; generalcounsel, Massachusetts state office of child care services; policy divisionchief, Office of the Attorney General, State of Massachusetts; clerk, federalcourt, 1990-1991; prosecutor, Office of the Attorney General, State ofColorado, 1991-1993; member of the Melrose, Mass. school committee, 2001-2007;member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 2008-2010; memberof the Massachusetts state senate, 2010-2013; elected as a Democrat to the OneHundred Thirteenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused bythe resignation of United States Representative Edward J. Markey, and to thesucceeding Congress (December 10, 2013-present).


Congressional District : 6Democratic
Representative Representative Moulton, Seth

Representative Moulton, Seth
Year of Birth: 1978

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Essex County,Mass., October 24, 1978; graduated from Phillips Academy Andover, Andover,Mass., 1997; B.S., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 2001; M.B.A., M.P.P.,Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 2011; United States Marine Corps,2002-2008; business manager; elected as a Democrat to the One HundredFourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).


Congressional District : 7Democratic
Representative Representative Capuano, Michael E.

Representative Capuano, Michael E.
Year of Birth: 1952

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Somerville, MiddlesexCounty, Mass., January 9, 1952; graduated from Somerville High School,Somerville, Mass., 1969; A.B., Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1973; J.D.,Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1977; lawyer, private practice; chieflegal 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; Democraticstate committeeman, 1996; president, Massachusetts Municipal Association, 1998;elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Sixth and to the eight succeedingCongresses (January 3, 1999-present).


Congressional District : 8Democratic
Representative Representative Lynch, Stephen F.

Representative Lynch, Stephen F.
Year of Birth: 1955

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,Chestnut Hill, 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 the OneHundred Seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused bythe death of United States Representative Joseph Moakley, and reelected to theseven succeeding Congresses (October 16, 2001-present).


Congressional District : 9Democratic
Representative Representative Keating, William R.

Representative Keating, William R.
Year of Birth: 1952

A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Norwood, NorfolkCounty, Mass., September 6, 1952; B.A., Boston College, Boston, Mass., 1974;M.B.A., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1982; J.D., Suffolk University,Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1985; member of the Massachusetts state house ofrepresentatives, 1977-1984; member of the Massachusetts state senate,1985-1998; Norfolk County, Mass. district attorney, 1998-2010; elected as aDemocrat to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses(January 3, 2011-present).


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