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Seth Moulton

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Seth Moulton
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U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJohn Tierney (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolPhillips Academy Andover
Master'sHarvard Business School
OtherMPA from John F. Kennedy School of Government
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corps.
Years of service5
Service branchSpecial Assistant to General Petraeus
Personal
Place of birthSalem, Massachusetts
ProfessionPresident of Eastern Healthcare Partners
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Seth Moulton campaign logo
Seth Moulton is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District. He first won the seat in 2014.

Moulton defeated incumbent Rep. John Tierney in the 2014 Democratic primary.[1][2] He then defeated Richard Tisei (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[3]

Biography

Moulton was born in Salem, Massachusetts. He attended high school at Phillips Academy Andover, graduating in 1997.[4] Moulton went on to attend Harvard University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in physics in 2001. After graduating, Moulton joined the Marine Corps and served four tours in Iraq between 2002 and 2008.[5]

After completing his military service, Moulton again enrolled at Harvard University, where he earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2011.[6]

Moulton's professional experience includes working as the former managing director of Texas Central Railway and as the current president and co-founder of Eastern Healthcare Partners.[7]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Moulton's academic, professional and political career:[4]

  • 2015-Present: U.S. Representative from Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District
  • 2013-Present: President of Eastern Healthcare Partners
  • 2011-2012: Managing Director at Texas Railway
  • June 2010-August 2010: Summer Associate of Public Sector Infrastructure at Goldman Sachs
  • 2011: Graduated from Harvard University with an M.B.A. and an M.P.P.
  • 2001-2008: Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps
  • 2001: Graduated from Harvard University with a B.S.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Moulton serves on the following committees:[8]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Moulton's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[9]

  • ISIS
Excerpt: "ISIS presents a clear threat to American interests and American national security. They have killed Americans abroad, and made clear their desire to attack Americans here at home. ISIS is an evil organization and our policy should be to defeat them. However, that does not mean we should use American ground troops."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "Congress is failing our veterans. As a veteran myself, I see it firsthand. We have never had fewer veterans in Congress in our nation’s history, so it’s not surprising that so few Members of Congress understand the urgency of the problem. We can’t solve these problems overnight, but with the right leadership we can begin to fix the system and give veterans the opportunities they have earned."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Like millions of Americans, I'm still paying student loan bills every month. I understand firsthand the challenges that come with college debt. I will work to lower both student loan interest rates and tuition costs for today’s college students, so the next generation is not burdened by a mountain of college loan debt."
  • Gun Violence
Excerpt: "American gun policy is firmly on the wrong track. Of the 109 firearm laws passed in state legislatures in the year following the Newtown shooting, 70 of the new laws eased restrictions on gun usage and availability."
  • Social Security and Medicare
Excerpt: "Social Security is one of our greatest achievements of the last century, and a contract between generations that we must honor. However, the current system is threatened because it does not cope with ongoing demographic changes. As our population ages, we need to support those seniors that paid into the system and ensure that future generations also benefit. That's why we need to eliminate the payroll tax cap."
  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Congress needs to create the economic environment to spur growth and create new jobs. Instead, today’s Congress is standing in the way and standing by—standing in the way of job growth with partisan gridlock and taxes that hurt small businesses, and standing by as the middle class gets squeezed."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "As someone with experience in health care, I believe better health care is not just a right, but also smart policy—good health care means better lives, stronger communities, and economic innovation. America spends 52% more per capita on health care than any other country in the world, and yet we rank 12th in health care results. Better health care policy should improve both—improving outcomes across the board, for everyone in America, while also reducing costs and inefficiencies."

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Moulton won the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District.[10] Moulton defeated incumbent John Tierney in the Democratic primary on September 4, 2014, before defeating Richard Tisei (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSeth Moulton 53.6% 149,638
     Republican Richard Tisei 40.2% 111,989
     Independent Chris Stockwell 3.7% 10,373
     Write-in Other 0.1% 219
     Blank None 2.4% 6,700
Total Votes 278,919
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State Official Results
U.S. House, Massachusetts District 6 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSeth Moulton 50.8% 36,575
John Tierney Incumbent 40.1% 28,915
Marisa DeFranco 6% 4,293
John Devine 2.1% 1,527
John Gutta 1% 691
All others 0% 36
Total Votes 72,037
Source: Massachusetts Elections Division

Campaign contributions

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Moulton's reports.[11]

Seth Moulton (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$0$355,548$(53,813)$301,735
Year End[13]April 15, 2014$301,735$253,070$(159,024)$395,781
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$395,781$469,457$(214,116)$651,122
Running totals
$1,078,075$(426,953)

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Tierney (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Massachusetts, 6th District
2015-Present
Succeeded by
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