Joe Kennedy III

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Joe Kennedy III
Joe Kennedy III, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded byBarney Frank
Personal details
Joseph Patrick Kennedy III

(1980-10-04) October 4, 1980 (age 38)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lauren Anne Birchfield
(m. 2012–present)
ChildrenEleanor "Ellie" Kennedy (b. 2015)
ParentsJoseph Patrick Kennedy II
Sheila Brewster Rauch
Alma materStanford University
Harvard Law School
WebsiteCongressional website
Campaign website

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.[1] 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 January 30, 2018, Kennedy delivered the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union address.

On August 26, 2019, Kennedy announced he was thinking about a primary challenge to incumbent Senator Ed Markey.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Arsenault, Mark (November 9, 2012). "Kennedy takes Fourth District congressional seat in decisive win over Bielat". The Boston Globe.
  2. Dwinell, Joe (26 August 2019). "Joe Kennedy III confirms he's eyeing run for U.S. Senate". Boston Herald. Retrieved 26 August 2019.