Ed Markey

Ed Markey
Edward Markey, official portrait, 114th Congress.jpg
Official portrait, 2013
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
Assumed office
July 16, 2013
Serving with Elizabeth Warren
Preceded byMo Cowan
Chair of the House Energy Independence Committee
In office
March 8, 2007 – January 6, 2011
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
November 2, 1976 – July 15, 2013
Preceded byTorbert Macdonald
Succeeded byKatherine Clark
Constituency7th district (1976–2013)
5th district (2013)
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1973 – November 2, 1976
Preceded byWilliam R. Callahan
Succeeded byJohn C. McNeil
Constituency16th Middlesex (1973–1975)
26th Middlesex (1975–1976)
Personal details
Born
Edward John Markey

(1946-07-11) July 11, 1946 (age 76)
Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Susan Blumenthal (m. 1988)
EducationBoston College (BA, JD)
Signature
WebsiteSenate website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service
Years of service1968–1973
RankArmy-USA-OR-04b.svg Specialist Fourth Class

Edward John "Ed" Markey (born July 11, 1946) is an American politician. He is the United States senator of Massachusetts serving since July 2013. Before being senator, Markey was a member of the United States House of Representatives for Massachusetts. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Markey is a progressive. He has focused on climate change and energy policy. He is the Senate author of the Green New Deal.[1] Markey's progressive policies have made him popular with younger voters.[2] The Hill called him "a Gen-Z Icon".[3]

In 2020, then-U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III ran against Markey for the Democratic nomination in that Senate race.[4] Markey beat Kennedy III with 55% of the vote.[5] Markey became the first person to beat a member of the Kennedy family in an election.[6]

Since 1988, Markey has been married to Susan Blumenthal, who works for the Health and Human Services for Women's Health.[7] From 2005 to 2017, he was a writer for The Huffington Post.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kurtzleben, Danielle (February 7, 2019). "Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline". NPR. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  2. Sommer, Liz. "Gen Zers stan Ed Markey. Here Are The Memes To Prove It". Stay Hipp.
  3. Birenbaum, Gabby. "Inside Ed Markey's unlikely emergence as an icon to Gen Z activists". The Hill.
  4. Brooks, Anthony (January 17, 2020). "Liss-Riordan Drops Out Of Senate Race; Kennedy Now Lone Markey Challenger". WBUR. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  5. Conradis, Brandon (2020-09-01). "How Markey took down a Kennedy". The Hill. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  6. How Ed Markey became the first person to beat a Kennedy in Massachusetts
  7. "Biography". susan-blumenthal.org. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  8. "Sen. Ed Markey". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 21, 2020.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Ed Markey at Wikimedia Commons