Joseph P. Kennedy III

(Joseph Patrick Kennedy III)

Joseph P. Kennedy III
Joseph P. Kennedy III
  • Born: October 4, 1980
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Joseph Patrick Kennedy III, is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, his congressional district extends from the western suburbs of Boston to the state's South Coast. A son of former Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II, he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer and as an assistant district attorney in the Cape and Islands and Middlesex County, Massachusetts offices before his election to Congress.

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America needs to be challenged. Leaders & Leadership
I've had a tough time learning how to act like a Congressman. Today, I actually spent some of my own money. Budgets & Budgeting
Man, you could make a lot of friends real fast on those supercommittees. Legislating & Legislative Process
Most people who serve in Congress just want to do the right thing. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Politicians are just human beings. When there is a degree of very personal pain that one feels towards an issue ..., the commitment level is higher and the willingness to compromise is lower. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The people of this country come first—not the institutions. Miscellaneous
We spend billions and billions to fight drugs but, comparatively, spend nothing against alcohol. And alcohol is a drug. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
Elective office and public service are obviously something that have long ties with my family, and something I'm definitely interested in. Families, Children & Parenting
Every member of my family knows that running for office is a personal decision. Families, Children & Parenting
I believe this country was built on a simple promise: that each of us deserves a fair shot.
I'm extremely proud of my family's record of public service to Massachusetts and the nation. Families, Children & Parenting
It's my name on the ballot, and it's me running this race. I'm the one doing this. Not my father and not my grandfather and not my great-uncle and not President Kennedy.
It's really important for me to do the fundamentals of this job really, really well. And to let people know that I think the core responsibilities of a member of Congress aren't seeking the national headlines or being the spokesperson on this issue or that issue when you just get there.
My decision to look seriously at elected office is grounded in a deep commitment to public service and my experience - both my own and that of my family - in finding just, practical, and bipartisan solutions to difficult challenges. Families, Children & Parenting
My family has been around campaigns for a long time. It's something you really have to be sure that you alone want to do. Because if not, if you don't want to do it, that will just blow through the surface at some point, and people can tell. And when people can tell, it's all over. Time ;Families, Children & Parenting
Republicans aren't bad people. They've got some views that are legitimate... and I'd like to think they believe the same of me.
There's an old rule of thumb in politics that 90 percent of all 90 year-olds vote and 25 percent of all 25 year-olds vote. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Whether it's raising the minimum wage, fixing our broken immigration system or supporting an economic climate that gives our businesses that chance to succeed, I hope to continue to fight these important battles on behalf of my constituents. Hope