Joe Kennedy III
Joe Kennedy III
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Massachusetts's 4th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Barney Frank|
Joseph Patrick Kennedy III
October 4, 1980
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
|Spouse(s)||Lauren Anne Birchfield|
|Children||Eleanor "Ellie" Kennedy (b. 2015)|
|Parents||Joseph Patrick Kennedy II|
Sheila Brewster Rauch
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
Harvard Law School
Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy III (born October 4, 1980) is an American lawyer, politician, and a member of the Kennedy family, serving as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district since 2013. He is a Democrat whose district stretches from the western suburbs of Boston to the state's South Coast.
He is the son of former U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. He worked as a Peace Corps volunteer and as an assistant district attorney in the Cape and Islands and Middlesex offices before his election to Congress.
On September 21, 2019, Kennedy announced his plans to run against Ed Markey in the 2020 Massachusetts United States Senate race. He lost the primary to Markey on September 1, 2020, making him the first Kennedy family member to lose an election in Massachusetts.
References[change | change source]
- Arsenault, Mark (November 9, 2012). "Kennedy takes Fourth District congressional seat in decisive win over Bielat". The Boston Globe.
- "Congressman Joe Kennedy III announces U.S. Senate run". Boston25 News. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
- Murray, Stephanie. "Markey defeats Kennedy, Neal wins in Massachusetts". POLITICO. Retrieved 2020-09-02.