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Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)

Political Highlights: Mass. House, 1973-77; U.S. House of Representatives, 1976-2013; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
Born: July 11, 1946; Malden, Mass.
Residence: Malden
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Susan Blumenthal
Education: Boston College, B.A. 1968; Boston College, J.D. 1972
Military Service: Army Reserve, 1968-73
Start of Service: Elected: 2013 (1st full term)
Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance & Data Security; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Space, Science & Competitiveness; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Superfund, Waste Management & Regulatory Oversight - Ranking Member); Foreign Relations (Africa and Global Health Policy - Ranking Member; Europe and Regional Security Cooperation; Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions; Western Hemisphere); Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
2014generalEdward Markey (D) 1,289,94461.9
Brian Herr (R) 791,95038.0
2013specialEdward Markey (D) 645,42954.8
Gabriel Gomez (R) 525,30744.6
Richard Heos (TVP) 4,5500.4
2012generalEdward Markey (D) 257,49075.5
Thomas Tierney (R) 82,94424.3
2010generalEdward Markey (D) 145,69666.4
Gerry Dembrowski (R) 73,46733.5
2008generalEdward Markey (D) 212,30475.6
John Cunningham (R) 67,97824.2
2006generalEdward Markey (D) 171,90298.3
2004generalEdward Markey (D) 202,39973.6
Kenneth Chase (R) 60,33421.9
James Hall (I) 12,1394.4
2002generalEdward Markey (D) 170,96898.2
2000generalEdward Markey (D) 211,54398.9
1998generalEdward Markey (D) 137,17870.6
Patricia Long (R) 56,97729.3
1996generalEdward Markey (D) 177,05369.8
Patricia Long (R) 76,40730.1
1994generalEdward Markey (D) 146,24664.4
Brad Bailey (R) 80,67435.5
1992generalEdward Markey (D) 174,83762.1
Stephen Sohn (R) 78,26227.8
Robert Antonelli (I) 28,42110.1
1990generalEdward Markey (D) 155,380100.0
1988generalEdward Markey (D) 188,647100.0
1986generalEdward Markey (D) 124,183100.0
1984generalEdward Markey (D) 167,21171.0
S. Ralph (R) 66,93029.0
1982generalEdward Markey (D) 151,30578.0
1980generalEdward Markey (D) 155,759100.0
1978generalEdward Markey (D) 145,61585.0
1976generalEdward Markey (D) 162,12677.0
Roll Call Vitals


Massachusetts is 20th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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