Stephen Lynch

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Stephen Lynch
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U.S. House of Representatives,
Massachusetts, 9th District
Incumbent
In office
October 16, 2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedOctober 16, 2001
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts State Senate
1996-2001
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1995-1996
Education
High schoolSouth Boston High School
Bachelor'sWentworth Institute of Technology (1988)
Master'sHarvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
J.D.Boston College (1991)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 31, 1955
Place of birthBoston
ProfessionAttorney, union leader
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Stephen Lynch (b. March 31, 1955) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Lynch serves the 9th congressional district of Massachusetts.

Biography

Lynch was born and raised in South Boston. A graduate of South Boston High School, he began his professional career as an ironworker. He became the union's youngest president when he assumed the position at age 30.

Lynch received additional education after initially joining the workforce. He earned a B.A. From the Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1988. Lynch received a J.D. from Boston College in 1991 and later attended Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government where he achieved a Masters Degree in Public Administration in 1999.[1]

Career

Lynch currently serves as co-chair of the Task Force on Terrorism and Proliferation Financing. He is a co-founder of the Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-20012

  • U.S. House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
  • U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
    • Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
    • Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform

Issues

Political positions

Iraq

According to Lynch's official House website, he supports removing most troops from Iraq by 2011.[2]

Some of the bills Lynch introduced include:

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Lynch won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Vernon Harrison (R) and Philip Dunkelbarger (I) in the general election.[3] Template:Election box slptop Template:Election box slp Template:Election box slp Template:Election box slp Template:Election box slp Template:Election box slpbottom

2008

On November 4, 2008, Lynch won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the general election.[4] {{Election box slptop Template:Election box slptop Template:Election box slp Template:Election box slp Template:Election box slp Template:Election box slpbottom

Personal

Lynch is married to Margaret Shaughnessy. They have one daughter.

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