Bill Keating

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Bill Keating
William Keating.jpg
U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 10
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Norwood District Attorney
Massachusetts State Senate
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Bachelor'sBoston College
Master'sBoston College
J.D.Suffolk University
BirthdaySeptember 6, 1952
Place of birthNorwood, Massachusetts
Office website
Campaign website
William R. "Bill" Keating (b. September 6, 1952) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Massachusetts. Keating represents Massachusetts' 10th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2010.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Keating is a "centrist Democratic follower".[1]


After earning his bachelor's degree, Keating went into politics as a 23-year-old representative in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He served in that chamber for seven years and went on to be elected to the Massachusetts Senate. Keating also earned his master's degree and J.D., passing the Massachusetts bar. In the decade between serving in the state senate and being elected to the U.S. House, Keating worked as the Norwood District Attorney.[2]


Committee assignments

U.S. House


Keating is a member of the following House committees:[3]


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

December 2011

Keating voted with the Democratic Party 91.5% of the time, which ranked 127 among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[4]



See also: Redistricting in Massachusetts and United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2012

Keating is running for re-election in 2012. He has been redistricted to the 8th congressional district of Massachusetts, but has announced that he will move to and seek re-election in the newly created 9th congressional district of Massachusetts.[5]


On November 2, 2010, Keating won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Jeffrey Davis Perry (R), Maryanne Lewis (Independent), James A. Sheets (Independent), Joe van Nes (Bring Home Troops), and the write-in candidates.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Massachusetts, Congressional District 10, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam R. Keating 46.9% 132,743
     Republican Jeffrey Davis Perry 42.4% 120,029
     Independent Maryanne Lewis 5.9% 16,705
     Independent James A. Sheets 3.7% 10,445
     Bring Home Troops Joe van Nes 1.1% 3,084
     Write-in 0.1% 191
Total Votes 283,197

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Keating's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Keating won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Keating's campaign committee raised a total of $1,508,869 and spent $1,505,516.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts, 10th District, 2010 - Bill Keating Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,508,869
Total Spent $1,505,516
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,292,757
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,229,158
Top contributors to Bill Keating's campaign committee
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee

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Keating and his wife, Tevis, have two children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Delahunt
U.S. House of Representatives - Massachusetts, District 10
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Norwood District Attorney
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Massachusetts State Senate
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Succeeded by