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Sean Bielat
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 4
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
Master'sMBA, University of Pennsylvania; MPP, Harvard University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Personal
Birthday05/14/1975
ProfessionTechnology Executive
Websites
Campaign website
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Sean Bielat was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 4th Congressional District of Massachusetts.

Bielat was defeated by Democratic candidate Joseph Kennedy III on November 6th, 2012.[1]

Biography

Bielat earned his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, his Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently leads a non-partisan online messaging platform. [2]

Career

Bielat's career highlights are listed below.[3]

  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
  • Program manager at iRobot, a business that provided life-saving robots used to destroy roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Management Consulting at McKinsey and Company

Elections

2012

See also: Massachusetts's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Bielat ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Massachusetts's 4th District. He was nominated on the Republican ticket.[4]. He defeated Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof in the September 6, 2012 Republican primary.[5] Incumbent Democrat Barney Frank did not seek re-election.

General election

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Kennedy III 59.3% 221,303
     Republican Sean Bielat 34.8% 129,936
     Independent David Rosa 2.9% 10,741
     N/A All Others 0.1% 265
     N/A Blank Votes 2.9% 10,869
Total Votes 373,114
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"

Primary results

Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSean Bielat 73.3% 14,784
Elizabeth Childs 13.5% 2,727
David Steinhof 13.1% 2,649
Total Votes 20,160

Media

Bielat released the following campaign ad on September 9, 2012.[6]


Sean Bielat, "Resume"[7]


Campaign issues

On his campaign website, Bielat lists four priorities. They are:[8]

  • Economic Growth and Job Creation

Excerpt: "Basic economic theory shows that government spending can, if targeted correctly, provide some positive economic outcomes. Unfortunately, it is beyond the powers of economists to forecast how much spending is too much. Stimulus spending under this administration and Congress has put politics over policy, and the result has been handouts to special interests, inefficient spending, and far too much debt."

  • Deficit Reduction

Excerpt: "The ever-growing deficit is simply unsustainable. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that net interest on the national debt will soon rise to 14% of the total federal budget. The effect of these deficits is a debt load approaching 90% of the Gross Domestic Product. At this point, the debt load is $30,400 per person. We are putting our nation at risk through reckless spending and irresponsible policy."

  • A Strong National Defense

Excerpt: "Ronald Reagan successfully argued that American military might keeps the peace. His “peace through strength” approach reshaped the geo-political landscape for the better."

  • Focus on the Constitution

Excerpt: "The United States is a country founded a set of ideas--ideas enshrined in our Constitution. Our public officials and military personnel take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, but too many politicians in DC seem to have forgotten the oath that they took and the responsibilities entailed in that oath." [8]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Barney Frank won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Bielat in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Congressional District 4 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarney Frank Incumbent 55.4% 125,825
     Republican Sean Bielat 44.6% 101,315
Total Votes 227,140

Campaign donors

2012

Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

Bielat lost the United States House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, Bielat's campaign committee raised a total of $1,074,705 and spent $1,068,678.[10]

Personal

Bielat is married to his wife, Hope, and has two children.[11]

External links

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References