July 23, 2014

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 Edward Markey (D) 645,429 54.8%
Gabriel Gomez (R) 525,307 44.6%
Richard Heos (TVP) 4,550 0.4%
2008 general John Kerry (D) 1,971,974 65.9%
Jeffrey Beatty (R) 926,044 31%
Robert Underwood (LIBERT) 93,713 3.1%
2002 general John Kerry (D) 1,605,976 80%
Michael Cloud (LIBERT) 369,807 18.4%
1996 general John Kerry (D) 1,334,135 52.2%
William F. Weld (R) 1,143,120 44.7%
Susan C. Gallagher (C) 70,007 2.7%
Robert C. Snowe (NL) 7,169 0.3%
1990 general John Kerry (D) 1,321,712 57%
Jim Rappaport (R) 992,917 43%
1984 general John Kerry (D) 1,392,981 55%
Raymond Shamie (R) 1,136,806 44.9%
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% :