The 113th Congress was sworn into office in January. Among the Massachusetts congressional delegation are some familiar and fresh faces. Click through the gallery and get to know your representatives in Congress. Next
Since he was elected to Congress in 1988, former Springfield mayor Richard Neal previously represented the former Second Congressional District. Neal now represents the new First District, the largest district in the Commonwealth, which was formed following redistricting as a result of the 2010 Census. His district includes the cities of Holyoke, Fitchburg, and Leominster.
Jim McGovern, who previously represented the Third Congressional District since 1996, now represents the newly formed Second Congressional District which covers most of Worcester County.
Niki Tsongas was first elected to Congress following a special election in 2007. Tsongas is the widow of US Senator Paul Tsongas, who was also a presidential candidate. Tsongas previously represented the old Massachusetts Fifth Congressional District but now represents the new Third District.
Joseph P. Kennedy III
Joseph P. Kennedy III is a former prosecutor for the Cape and Islands district attorney. He is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and son of fomer representative Joseph Kennedy II and represent sthe Fourth Congressional District. Kennedy replaced Barney Frank, who announced his retirement from Congress in 2011 after 30 years representing the district.
Edward J. Markey has represented the old Seventh Congressional District of Massachusetts since 1976. Following redistricting, he now represents the new Fifth District. Markey recently declared his intention to run for John Kerry’s Senate seat if Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.
John Tierney, who represented the Sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts since 1997, began his ninth term in Congress in 2013. In the US House of Representatives, Tierney sits on the Committees on Education and the Workforce and Oversight and Government Reform.
Local office phone: (978) 531-1669
DC phone: (202) 225-8020
Former Somerville mayor Michael Capuano represented the old Massachusetts Eighth Congressional District since 1998 when he succeeded Joseph P. Kennedy II. Capuano now represents the new Seventh District, which was created after redistricting.
Lynch, a former ironworker from South Boston, represented the old Massachusetts Ninth Congressional District since 2001 when he won a special election to replace the late Joseph Moakley. He now represents the new Eighth District.
William “Bill” Keating is a former Massachusetts state representative and state senator who was first elected to Congress in 2010 when he succeeded retiring congressman William Delahunt. Before running for Congress, Keating served as the district attorney of Norfolk County for 12 years. He previously represented the now-defunct 10th Congressional District, but now represents the new Ninth District.
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