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Jack Reed

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Jack Reed
Jack Reed.jpg
U.S. Senate, Rhode Island
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
1990-1996
Senator, Rhode Island State Senate
1984-1990
Education
Bachelor'sWest Point, 1971
Master'sHarvard University, 1973
J.D.Harvard Law School, 1982
Military service
Service/branchArmy
Years of service1967-1979
Personal
BirthdayNovember 12, 1949
Place of birthProvidence, RI
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website

Jack Reed (b. November 12, 1949) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Rhode Island. Reed was first elected to the Senate in 1996.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Reed's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1971: Received his B.S. from United States Military Academy, West Point
  • 1973: Received his M.P.P from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • 1982: Received his J.D. from Harvard Law School
  • 1971-1979: Served in the U.S. Army
  • 1977-1979: Held a position as an associate professor, Department of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy
  • 1979-1991: Served int he U.S. Army Reserve
  • 1985-1990: Served as a member of the Rhode Island State senate
  • 1991-1997: Served as a Democrat in the U.S. Congress
  • 1997-Present: U.S Senator from Rhode Island

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2011-2012

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

Jack Reed voted with the Democratic Party 97.0 of the time, which ranked 4 among the 52 Senate Democratic members as of November 2011.[2]

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Reed won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Robert G. Tingle in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Rhode Island General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJack Reed Incumbent 73.4% 320,644
     Republican Robert G. Tingle 26.6% 116,174
Total Votes 436,818

Campaign donors

2008

Reed won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that re-election cycle, Reed's campaign committee raised a total of $4,735,246 and spent $3,169,751.[4]


Personal

Reed and his wife, Julia, have one child, Emily.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Claiborne Pell
U.S. Senate - Rhode Island
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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