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|Running for U.S. Senate, Massachusetts|
|Date of primary||April 30, 2013|
|General election||June 25, 2013|
|U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 5|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||39|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 1976|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|High school||Malden Catholic High School, MA|
|J.D.||Boston College Law School|
|Service/branch||United States Army Reserve|
|Years of service||1968-1973|
|Date of birth||July 11, 1946|
|Place of birth||Malden, Massachusetts|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
After earning his bachelor's degree, Markey joined the U.S. Army Reserve. A year after earning his J.D., Markey entered politics as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Markey serves on the following committees:
- Energy and Commerce
- Communications and Technology
- Energy and Power
- Oversight and Investigations
- Natural Resources Ranking Member
Markey voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Markey ran for re-election in 2012. He has been redistricted and sought re-election in the 5th congressional district of Massachusetts. He faced no opposition in the Democratic primary on September 6, 2012. 
|U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Ed Markey Incumbent||70.7%||257,490|
|Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"|
In the video below, Rep. Markey discusses the GOP's environmental positions.
Ed Markey, "Markey: GOP Wants No More Clean Energy Solutions "
On his campaign website, Markey listed 12 issues. They are:
- Civil Rights
Excerpt: "Ed Markey believes in an America that fully respects and protects the civil rights guaranteed by our Constitution, and which does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, or sexual orientation."
- Economic Development
Excerpt: "Ed Markey understands that one of the most important roles the federal government can play is that of economic engine, leveraging public with private funds to revitalize urban and suburban areas. From his earliest days as a member of Congress, Ed Markey has worked tirelessly to secure targeted economic development dollars for downtown redevelopment and other projects important to the communities in the 7th District."
- Energy Independence
Excerpt: "An environmental champion, Ed Markey has provided pioneering leadership in protection our environment, in the fight against global warming and in creating a roadmap for energy independence in the United States."
Excerpt: "Ed Markey believes that all Americans deserve access to high quality healthcare and is committed to making universal healthcare a reality."
- Homeland Security
Excerpt: "In 2003, the House of Representatives established the Select Committee on Homeland Security, and Ed Markey was chosen by the leadership to serve on this important new panel. His appointment reflected years of work he had undertaken prior to September 11, 2001, to try to increase terrorism preparedness at critical infrastructure such as nuclear power plants and LNG facilities."
- Human Rights
Excerpt: "Ed Markey believes that America's foreign policy should respect and uphold internationally-recognized principles of human rights. Our country has an important leadership role to play in providing hope to those around the world who are denied the right to vote in free and fair elections, the right to organize politically, the right of citizens to engage in political dissent and peaceful protest."
Excerpt: "As the grandson of Irish immigrants, Ed Markey appreciates how America has, generation after generation, renewed itself by assimilating new immigrants into this great country. America continues to draw strength, vitality, and energy every day from a process of assimilating cultures, religions, and ethnic backgrounds of every kind from around the world."
- Nuclear Weapons
Excerpt: "Ed Markey believes that it should be a paramount concern of the nations of the world that we reduce and ultimately eliminate nuclear weapons from the face of the planet."
Excerpt: "Ed Markey is one of the most vigorous champions of consumer privacy protection in Congress."
Excerpt: "Ed Markey is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet and has served on that panel since his first election in 1976. In this capacity, Ed has worked on every major telecommunications law passed in the last 30 years."
Excerpt: "Ed Markey believes that the VA was created to serve all veterans, not just those veterans it can "afford" to serve. All veterans, regardless of income, have earned the right to high-quality health care services."
- War in Iraq
Excerpt: "But as we now know, the Bush Administration never cared whether or not there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The fact that Saddam Hussein is gone is good. But it was not worth a single American life to invade Iraq since Saddam Hussein did not have an active nuclear weapons program." 
On November 2, 2010, Markey won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Gerry Dembrowski (R).
|Ed Markey (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$3,145,572.82||$102,763.91||$(118,638.54)||$3,129,698.19|
|July Quarterly||June 30, 2012||$3,129,698.19||$371,467.71||$(248,624.10)||$3,252,541.80|
Markey won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Markey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,535,340 and spent $1,291,210.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts, 7th District, 2010 - Ed Markey Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$45,403|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$41,307|
|Top contributors to Ed Markey's campaign committee|
|Thermo Fisher Scientific||$18,100|
|Feeley & Driscoll||$15,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Telecom Services & Equipment||$59,750|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Markey paid his congressional staff a total of $1,229,246 in 2011. He ranks 4th on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 4th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Massachusetts ranks 2nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Markey's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $868,025 and $2,121,000. That averages to $1,494,512.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.
Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.
According to the data released in 2012, Ed Markey was ranked the 41st most liberal representative during 2011.
Percentage voting with party
Markey voted with the Democratic Party 93.8% of the time, which ranked 54 among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Ed + Markey + Massachusetts + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
Markey is married to Dr. Susan Blumenthal.
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- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Edward John Markey," Accessed December 2, 2011
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Massachusetts"
- Gov Track "Markey" Accessed May 16, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- House Energy and Commerce Committee "Subcommittees," Accessed December 2, 2011
- House Committee on Natural Resources "Members," Accessed December 2, 2011
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Boston Globe "," December 27, 2012
- Yahoo news "Mo Cowan appointed interim U.S. senator for Massachusetts"
- Boston Herald "Redistricting throws U.S. Reps. Keating, Lynch into likely faceoff" Accessed January 22, 2012
- YouTube channel
- Ed Markey for Congress "Issues" August 13, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission "Ed Markey's Summary Report," Accessed July 2, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Ed Markey April Quarterly," Accessed July 2, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Ed Markey July Quarterly," Accessed July 2, 2012
- Open Secrets "Edward J. Markey 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed December 2, 2011
- [ http://www.legistorm.com/member/351/Rep_Ed_Markey.html html LegiStorm "Ed Markey"]
- [ http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00000270&year=2010 OpenSecrets.org, "Markey, (D-Mass), 2010"]
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Official House website "About Ed," Accessed December 2, 2011
|U.S. House of Representatives - Massachusetts, 5th District
| Succeeded by|
Torbert H. Macdonald
|U.S. House of Representatives - Massachusetts, 7th District
| Succeeded by|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives
| Succeeded by|