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Rep. William Keating (D-Mass.)

District: 9th District
Political Highlights: Mass. House, 1977-85; Mass. Senate, 1985-99; Norfolk County district attorney, 1999-2011; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present
Born: Sept. 6, 1952; Norwood, Mass.
Residence: Bourne
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Tevis Keating; two children
Education: Boston College, B.A. 1974; Boston College, M.B.A. 1982; Suffolk U., J.D. 1985
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats; Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade - Ranking Member); Homeland Security (Counterterrorism & Intelligence; Transportation Security)

Election History
2014generalWilliam Keating (D) 140,41354.9
John Chapman (R) 114,97145.0
2012generalWilliam Keating (D) 212,75458.7
Christopher Sheldon (R) 116,53132.2
Daniel Botelho (I) 32,6559.0
2010generalWilliam Keating (D) 132,74346.9
Jeff Perry (R) 120,02942.4
Maryanne Lewis (I) 16,7055.9
James Sheets (I) 10,4453.7
Joe Van Nes (I) 3,0841.1
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Massachusetts is 20th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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