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Rep. John F. Tierney (D-Mass.)

District: 6th District
Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1994; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-2015
Born: Sept. 18, 1951; Salem, Mass.
Residence: Salem
Religion: Unspecified
Family: Wife, Patrice Tierney
Education: Salem State College, B.A. 1973; Suffolk U., J.D. 1976
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions - Ranking Member; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Oversight & Government Reform (National Security - Ranking Member)

Election History
2012generalJohn Tierney (D) 180,94248.3
Richard Tisei (R) 176,61247.1
Daniel Fishman (LIBERT) 16,7394.5
2010generalJohn Tierney (D) 142,73256.8
Bill Hudak (R) 107,93043.0
2008generalJohn Tierney (D) 226,21670.4
Richard Baker (R) 94,84529.5
2006generalJohn Tierney (D) 168,05669.6
Richard Barton (R) 72,99730.2
2004generalJohn Tierney (D) 213,45869.9
Steven O'Malley (R) 91,59730.0
2002generalJohn Tierney (D) 162,90068.3
Mark Smith (R) 75,46231.6
2000generalJohn Tierney (D) 205,32471.0
Paul McCarthy (R) 83,50128.9
1998generalJohn Tierney (D) 117,13254.6
Peter Torkildsen (R) 90,98642.4
Randal Fritz (I) 6,5443.0
1996generalJohn Tierney (D) 133,69448.2
Peter Torkildsen (R) 133,32348.1
Martin McNulty (I) 4,1831.5
Randal Fritz (C) 2,5320.9
Benjamin Gatchell (I) 2,0430.7
Orrin Smith (NL) 1,3710.5
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Massachusetts is 20th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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