Joe Sestak

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Joe Sestak
Congressman Sestak Official Congressional headshot.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byCurt Weldon
Succeeded byPat Meehan
Personal details
Joseph Ambrose Sestak Jr.

(1951-12-12) December 12, 1951 (age 68)
Secane, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Susan Clark
Children1 daughter
EducationUnited States Naval Academy (BS)
Harvard University (MPA, PhD)
WebsiteCampaign website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1974–2005
RankUS Navy O9 insignia.svg Vice Admiral
CommandsDirector of Navy Operations Group
AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Defense Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Navy Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit (2)
Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Joint Service Commendation Medal ribbon.svg Joint Service Commendation Medal

Joseph Ambrose Sestak Jr. (born December 12, 1951) is an American politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He represented Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. He was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in 2010.

Sestak was a three-star vice admiral. He was the highest-ranking military official ever elected to the United States Congress at the time of his election.[1]

On June 24, 2019, Sestak announced his candidacy to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election.[2] He ended his campaign on December 1, 2019.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Joe Sestak, the 60th Democrat". The New York Times. 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  2. Quilantan, Bianca (June 23, 2019). "Former Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak announces presidential bid". POLITICO. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  3. LeBlanc, Paul (December 1, 2019). "Joe Sestak ends long-shot 2020 Democratic presidential campaign". CNN. Retrieved December 1, 2019.