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

  • District: Junior Senator from Massachusetts
  • Residence: Malden
  • Born: July 11, 1946; Malden, Mass.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Susan Blumenthal
  • Education: Boston College, B.A. 1968; Boston College, J.D. 1972
  • Military Service: Army Reserve 1968-73
  • Political Highlights: Mass. House, 1973-77; U.S. House, 1976-2013; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2013 (1st term); Defeated Gabriel Gomez, R, to succeed William "Mo" Cowan, D, who resigned.
  • Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Communications, Technology & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Science & Space; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Oversight; Superfund, Toxics & Environmental Health; Transportation & Infrastructure); Foreign Relations (East Asian & Pacific Affairs; European Affairs; International Development - Chairman); Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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State Information: Massachusetts

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2013 special (U.S. senator) Edward Markey (D) 645,429 54.8%
Gabriel Gomez (R) 525,307 44.6%
Richard Heos (TVP) 4,550 0.4%
write-in (WRI) 2,504 0.2%
2012 general (MA-05 representative) Edward Markey (D) 257,490 75.5%
Thomas Tierney (R) 82,944 24.3%
Write Ins (WRI) 675 0.2%
2010 general (MA-07 representative) Edward Markey (D) 145,696 66.4%
Gerry Dembrowski (R) 73,467 33.5%
write-ins (WRI) 194 0.1%
2008 general (MA-07 representative) Edward Markey (D) 212,304 75.6%
John Cunningham (R) 67,978 24.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 400 0.1%
2006 general (MA-07 representative) Edward Markey (D) 171,902 98.3%
write-ins (Write-In) 2,889 1.6%
2004 general (MA-07 representative) Edward Markey (D) 202,399 73.6%
Kenneth Chase (R) 60,334 21.9%
James Hall (I) 12,139 4.4%
write-ins (Write-In) 227 0.1%
2002 general (MA-07 representative) Edward Markey (D) 170,968 98.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 2,206 1.3%
Daniel Melnechuk (Write-In) 863 0.5%
2000 general (MA-07 representative) Edward Markey (D) 211,543 98.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 2,268 1.1%
1998 general (MA-07 representative) Edward J. Markey (D) 137,178 70.6%
Patricia H. Long (R) 56,977 29.3%
write-ins (Write-In) 150 0.1%
1996 general (MA-07 representative) Edward J. Markey (D) 177,053 69.8%
Patricia H. Long (R) 76,407 30.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 110 0%
1994 general (MA-07 representative) Edward J. Markey (D) 146,246 64.4%
Brad Bailey (R) 80,674 35.5%
write-ins (Write-In) 68 0%
1992 general (MA-07 representative) Edward J. Markey (D) 174,837 62.1%
Stephen A. Sohn (R) 78,262 27.8%
Robert B. Antonelli (I) 28,421 10.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 38 0%
1990 general (MA-07 representative) Edward J. Markey (D) 155,380 100%
1988 general (MA-07 representative) Edward J. Markey (D) 188,647 100%
1986 general (MA-07 representative) Edward J. Markey (D) 124,183 100%
1984 general (MA-07 representative) Edward J. Markey (D) 167,211 71%
S. Lester Ralph (R) 66,930 29%
1982 general (MA-07 representative) Edward J. Markey (D) 151,305 78%
1980 general (MA-07 representative) Edward J. Markey (D) 155,759 100%
1978 general (MA-07 representative) Edward J. Markey (D) 145,615 85%
James J. Murphy (I) 26,017 15%
1976 general (MA-07 representative) Edward J. Markey (D) 162,126 77%
Richard W. Daly (R) 37,063 18%
James J. Murphy (I) 6,851 3%
Harry G. Chickles (I) 4,748 2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 61.8% John McCain: 35.99%
2012 : 60.65% : 37.51%
2004 John Kerry: 62% George W. Bush: 37%
2000 Al Gore: 60% George W. Bush: 33%
1996 Bill Clinton: 62% Robert Dole: 28%
1992 Bill Clinton: 48% George H. W. Bush: 29%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 53% George H. W. Bush: 45%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 48% :

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