Stephen F. Lynch, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Stephen F. Lynch

U.S. representative from Massachusetts

Date of Birth: 31-Mar-1955

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Profession: lawyer, politician, trade unionist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Stephen F. Lynch

  • Stephen Francis Lynch (born March 31, 1955) is an American politician who has served as a member of the U.S.
  • House of Representatives from Massachusetts since 2001.
  • He is a Democrat representing Massachusetts's 8th congressional district, which includes the southern fourth of Boston and many of its southern suburbs.
  • Lynch was previously an ironworker and lawyer, and served in both chambers of the Massachusetts General Court. Born and raised in South Boston, Lynch is the son of an ironworker.
  • He went into the trade after high school, working in an apprenticeship and later joining his father's union.
  • He became the union's youngest president at age 30 while attending the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
  • He received his J.D.
  • from Boston College Law School in 1991.
  • For several years he worked as a lawyer, primarily representing housing project residents and labor unions.
  • Lynch was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, unseating an incumbent Democratic lawmaker, in 1994.
  • During his tenure, his progressive views and advocacy for South Boston helped propel him to the Massachusetts Senate in 1995, when he won a special election to succeed state Senator William Bulger. He won a special election to represent the state's 9th district in the United States House of Representatives in 2001, and has been re-elected ever since.
  • His district was redrawn into the 8th district in 2013.
  • Lynch has a reputation of being the most socially conservative member of Massachusetts's House delegation, and sometimes votes independently of his party leadership.
  • He currently sits on the Financial Services Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
  • Lynch ran for the Democratic nomination in the 2013 special election for the U.S.
  • Senate but lost to Ed Markey.

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