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Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.)

  • District: 4th District, New Bedford; Boston suburbs -- Newton; Taunton; part of Fall River
  • Residence: Newton
  • Born: March 31, 1940; Bayonne, N.J.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Husband, Jim Ready
  • Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1962 (government); Harvard U., J.D. 1977
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Mass. House, 1973-81; U.S. House, 1981-2013
  • Elected: Elected: 1980 (16th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Financial Services - Ranking Member
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State Information: 4th District, New Bedford; Boston suburbs -- Newton; Taunton; part of Fall River

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Barney Frank (D) 126,194 53.9%
Sean Bielat (R) 101,517 43.4%
Susan Allen (D) 3,445 1.5%
Donald Jordan (I) 2,873 1.2%
2008 general Barney Frank (D) 203,032 68%
Earl Sholley (R) 75,571 25.3%
Susan Allen (I) 19,848 6.6%
2006 general Barney Frank (D) 176,513 98.5%
2004 general Barney Frank (D) 219,260 77.7%
Charles Morse (I) 62,293 22.1%
2002 general Barney Frank (D) 166,125 99%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 63% John McCain: 34%
2004 John Kerry: 65% George W. Bush: 34%
2000 Al Gore: 65% George W. Bush: 29%

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