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Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.)

District: 10th District
Political Highlights: Quincy City Council, 1971-73; Mass. House, 1973-75; Norfolk County district attorney, 1975-97; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-2011
Born: July 18, 1941; Quincy, Mass.
Residence: Quincy
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Divorced; two children
Education: Middlebury College, B.A. 1963; Boston College, J.D. 1967
Military Service: Coast Guard, 1963; Coast Guard Reserve, 1963-71
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats - Chairman; Oversight & Investigations); Judiciary (Constitution & Civil Justice; Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet - Vice Chairman; Task Force on Judicial Impeachment)

Election History
2008generalBill Delahunt (D) 272,89998.6
2006generalBill Delahunt (D) 171,81264.3
Jeffrey Beatty (R) 78,43929.4
Peter White (I) 16,8086.3
2004generalBill Delahunt (D) 222,01365.9
Michael Jones (R) 114,87934.1
2002generalBill Delahunt (D) 179,23869.2
Luiz Gonzaga (R) 79,62430.7
2000generalBill Delahunt (D) 234,67574.1
Eric Bleicken (R) 81,19225.7
1998generalBill Delahunt (D) 164,91770.0
Eric Bleicken (R) 70,46629.9
1996generalBill Delahunt (D) 160,74554.3
Edward Teague (R) 123,52041.7
A. Laws (GREEN) 10,9133.7
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Massachusetts is 20th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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