Marty Meehan

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Marty Meehan
Former U.S. Representative, MA-05
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Party Democratic
In Office from

January 3, 1993 — July 1, 2007

Preceded by Chester Atkins
Succeeded by Niki Tsongas
Born December 30, 1956
Spouse -
Religion Roman Catholic


Congressman Martin T. (Marty) Meehan, Democrat, represents the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts. Meehan has been chosen as the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and he resigned from his congressional seat effective July 1, 2007. He was replaced by Niki Tsongas in a special election.

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Background

Representative Meehan was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on December 30, 1956. [1]

Prior to being elected to Congress, Marty attended the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where he studied Education and Political Science and graduated cum laude in 1978. He received his Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University in 1981 and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1986. [2]

Marty was the First Assistant District Attorney of Middlesex County, supervising an office widely respected for aggressive prosecution of child abuse, domestic violence and other violent crimes. Marty supervised more than 150 people, including 80 prosecutors, and he established an innovative "priority prosecution" policy targeting hardened criminals. [3]

Marty earned his reputation as a tough law enforcer as the Massachusetts Deputy Secretary of State for Securities and Corporations from 1986 to 1990. The Boston Globe reported, "During Meehan's four years as Deputy Secretary, the Securities Division [went] from being a frequent embarrassment to gaining a national reputation as hard-hitting and activist." The Boston Herald credited him with "changing the state securities and corporations division from what some called a nest of political influence into one of the nation's leading state securities investigators." [4]

Iraq

Meehan is one of three Massachusetts Democratic Representatives to renounce their votes in favor of going to War in Iraq and become critics of the war. The other two are Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch. Other members of the state's Democratic Congressional delegation opposed the Republican war from the beginning. The reversal gives Massachusetts a united voice in favor of peace. "I'd say that we have been the most vocal satte delegation in the entire country in criticizing the president's handling of the war in Iraq," Meehan said. Source: Andrew Miga. "Mass. Democrats Emerge As Iraq War Critics." Associated Press. November 26, 2005.

2008 Election

Meehan has accumulated a $5 million cash hoard, but he didn't make any significant contributions to Democratic challengers. (Source: Will Meehan the Miser Hoard campaign funds?)

Former committees

  • House Armed Services Committee (HASC)
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities
    • Subcommittee on Military Personnel
  • Committee on Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims

Former caucuses

  • Co-Chairman, Sustainable Development Caucus
  • Armenian Caucus
  • Congressional Arts Caucus
  • Congressional Coalition on Population and Development
  • Hellenic Caucus
  • Human Rights Caucus
  • Indian Caucus
  • Irish Caucus
  • Portuguese Caucus
  • Renewable Energy Caucus
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Caucus
  • Travel and Tourism Caucus
  • Women's Political Caucus

Other

  • Co-Chairman, Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition
  • Co-Chairman, Congressional Manufacturing Task Force
  • Co-Chairman, Congressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health
  • Democratic Environmental Task Force

Contact

Washington DC Office
2229 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3411
Fax: (202) 226-0771
TTY: (202) 225-1904

Haverhill Office
Haverhill City Hall
2nd Floor, Room 201 A
4 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: (978) 521-1845
Fax: (978) 521-1843

Lowell Office
11 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: (978) 459-0101
Fax: (978) 459-1907

Lawrence Office
305 Essex Street
4th Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: (978) 681-6200
Fax: (978) 682-6070

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