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Michael Everett Capuano

Birthplace: Somerville, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Capuano and Rita Marie Capuano
Husband of Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Private; Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Politician
Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Mike Capuano

He is the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district, serving since 1999. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, which was once represented by John F. Kennedy and Tip O'Neill, includes the northern three-fourths of Boston, as well as Somerville (where he lives) and Cambridge. Prior to joining Congress, Capuano served as mayor and alderman of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Capuano was born and raised in Somerville, Massachusetts, to Irish-American and Italian-American parents. After graduating from Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School he worked as an attorney and Somerville alderman. He lost two elections for mayor in 1979 and 1981, at which point he went to work as legal counsel for the Massachusetts General Court. He ran for a mayor a third time in 1989 and won, serving from 1990 to 1999. While he harbored aspirations to become governor, he instead launched a failed bid to be Secretary of the Commonwealth in 1994.

He navigated a crowded Democratic primary to replace Joseph Kennedy II as U.S. Representative from Massachusetts in 1998. He won the election and has since been re-elected six times with no Republican opposition. In Congress he is a staunch liberal and member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. His focuses have included international human rights, transportation, and financial services. Capuano ran in the 2010 special election‎ to fill the seat in the United States Senate made vacant by the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, but lost the Democratic primary to Martha Coakley, who in turn lost the general election to Republican Scott Brown.

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Mike Capuano's Timeline

January 9, 1952
Somerville, MA, United States