Sheldon Whitehouse

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Sheldon Whitehouse
Sheldon Whitehouse.jpg
U.S. Senate, Rhode Island
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
2013
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 7, 2006
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Attorney General, Rhode Island
2000-2004
Education
Bachelor'sYale University, 1978
J.D.University of Virginia School of Law, 1982
Personal
BirthdayOctober 20, 1955
Place of birthNew York, NY
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website

Sheldon Whitehouse (b. October 20, 1955) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Rhode Island. Whitehouse was first elected to the Senate in 2006.

Career

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

  • 1978: Graduated from Yale University
  • 1982: Received his J.D. from the University of Virginia
  • 1992-1994: Served as director, Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation
  • 1994-1998: Served as United States attorney
  • 1999-2003: Served as Rhode Island State attorney general
  • 2007-Present: U.S Senator from Rhode Island

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2011-2012

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

Sheldon Whitehouse voted with the Democratic Party 98.0 of the time, which ranked 2 among the 52 Senate Democratic members as of November 2011.[2]

Elections

2006

On November 7, 2006, Whitehouse won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Dwight Grotberg, Roland Riemers, and James Germalic in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Rhode Island General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheldon Whitehouse 53.5% 206,043
     Republican Lincoln Chafee 46.5% 178,950
Total Votes 384,993

Personal

Whitehouse and his wife, Sandra Thornton, have two children, Molly and Alexander.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Lincoln Chafee
U.S. Senate - Rhode Island
2007-Present
Succeeded by
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