Rep. Seth Wilbur Moulton

Born: October 24, 1978

Birthplace:  Salem, Massachusetts

Age on Inauguration Day: 42

Party affiliation: Democrat

Campaign website: sethmoulton.com

Education: Harvard University (Bachelor’s degree in Physics; Master’s degrees in business and public policy)

Professions: United States Marine Corps (Captain)

Public office: U.S. Representative from Massachusetts (2015-present)

Personal: Moulton and his wife, Liz, have one daughter

Life and career:

  • Served four tours in Iraq as a United States Marine. Was among the first servicemembers to enter Baghdad in 2003 during the Iraq War. He did this despite opposing the war.
  • Awarded the Bronze Star and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation after he “fearlessly exposed himself to enemy fire” during battles in Nasiriyah and Najaf.
  • Managing director of high-speed rail project in Dallas before running for Congress.
  • Beat incumbent Democrat and nine-term Congressman John Tierney in the 2014 primary before going on to win the general election.
  • Helped lead effort within party to reject Nancy Pelosi as House speaker after Democrats regained control of the chamber in 2018. 
  • Appeared in the 2007 Oscar-nominated documentary “No End In Sight” about the American occupation of Iraq.

Sources: Boston Magazine; Boston Globe; Huffington Post; Public Radio International; Ballotpedia