Mike Capuano

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Mike Capuano
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byEd Markey
Succeeded byAyanna Pressley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byJoseph P. Kennedy II
Succeeded byStephen F. Lynch
33rd Mayor of Somerville
In office
January 1, 1990 – January 3, 1999
Preceded byEugene Brune
Succeeded byWilliam Roche (Acting)
Personal details
Michael Everett Capuano

(1952-01-09) January 9, 1952 (age 70)
Somerville, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Barbara Teebagy
RelativesChris Evans (nephew)
Scott Evans (nephew)
EducationDartmouth College (BA)
Boston College (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Michael Everett Capuano (/ˌkæpjuˈɑːn/; born January 9, 1952) is an American politician. He served as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district until 2019. He is a Democrat.

Before being elected to Congress, he was as an Alderman and Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts.

In 1998 Capuano won a crowded Democratic primary to replace Joseph Kennedy II in Congress and was re-elected nine times until 2018. In Congress he was a strong liberal and member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.[1]

Capuano ran in the 2010 special election to fill the seat in the United States Senate made vacant by the death of Ted Kennedy, but lost the primary to Martha Coakley.

In 2018, he was defeated by Ayanna Pressley in a House Democratic primary in an "upset result".[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Caucus Members". Congressional Progressive Caucus. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  2. "Capuano concedes to Pressley in congressional race - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved September 5, 2018.