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.
|United States Senator|
|Assumed office |
July 16, 2013
Serving with Elizabeth Warren
|Preceded by||Mo Cowan|
|Chair of the House Energy Independence Committee|
March 8, 2007 – January 6, 2011
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
November 2, 1976 – July 15, 2013
|Preceded by||Torbert Macdonald|
|Succeeded by||Katherine Clark|
|Constituency||7th district (1976–2013)|
5th district (2013)
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
January 3, 1973 – November 2, 1976
|Preceded by||William R. Callahan|
|Succeeded by||John C. McNeil|
|Constituency||16th Middlesex (1973–1975)|
26th Middlesex (1975–1976)
Edward John Markey
July 11, 1946
Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.
Susan Blumenthal (m. 1988)
|Education||Boston College (BA, JD)|
|Years of service||1968–1973|
|Rank||Specialist Fourth Class|
Markey is a progressive. He has focused on climate change and energy policy. He is the Senate author of the Green New Deal. Markey's progressive policies have made him popular with younger voters. The Hill called him "a Gen-Z Icon".
In 2020, then-U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III ran against Markey for the Democratic nomination in that Senate race. Markey beat Kennedy III with 55% of the vote. Markey became the first person to beat a member of the Kennedy family in an election.
- Kurtzleben, Danielle (February 7, 2019). "Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline". NPR. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
- Sommer, Liz. "Gen Zers stan Ed Markey. Here Are The Memes To Prove It". Stay Hipp.
- Birenbaum, Gabby. "Inside Ed Markey's unlikely emergence as an icon to Gen Z activists". The Hill.
- Brooks, Anthony (January 17, 2020). "Liss-Riordan Drops Out Of Senate Race; Kennedy Now Lone Markey Challenger". WBUR. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
- Conradis, Brandon (2020-09-01). "How Markey took down a Kennedy". The Hill. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
- How Ed Markey became the first person to beat a Kennedy in Massachusetts
- "Biography". susan-blumenthal.org. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
- "Sen. Ed Markey". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
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