Ed Markey Elected to U.S. Senate

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Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013

Ed Markey, Senator, MassachusettsDemocrat Ed Markey defeated Republican opponent Gabriel Gomez yesterday in a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry. Markey, endorsed by several prominent Democrats including Kerry himself, won the seat with 55% of the Massachusetts popular vote. Born and raised in Malden, the new Senator had represented the 7th district of Massachusetts from 1976 until earlier this year when he shifted gears to focus on his Senate race. During his tenure in the House, he served as Chairman of the House Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee and a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Natural Resources. Markey has been described as a “low-profile” politician with a strong focus on energy and the environment. While he may not be a political star like former Massachusetts’ senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry among others, we trust and hope that Markey will represent the best interests of Massachusetts as he takes his seat in the Senate.