Seth Moulton Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Education, Military Career, Political views, Office

Seth Moulton

Seth Moulton (Seth Wilbur Moulton) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district since 2015. He is also the former Marine Corps officer, and he is a member of the Democratic Party. He joined the United States Marine Corps after his graduation from the University. He was a star running back for the 2000 Harvard Crimson football team in his senior season. 

He served four tours in Iraq and then went on to earn his master’s degrees in business and public policy in a dual program at Harvard. He entered politics in 2014, running for Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district, and won reelection in 2016.

In 2019, he was seen as a potential presidential candidate for the Democratic nomination in 2020. Publicly expressing his interest in the prospect, he traveled to early primary states. Moulton announced his candidacy on April 22, 2019.

Seth Moulton Age

Seth Moulton was born on October 24, 1978, in Salem, Massachusetts, the United States he is 40 years old as of 2018.

Seth Moulton Salary

Seth Moulton earns a salary of $950, 000.

Seth Moulton Net worth

Seth Moulton earns his income from his work as a politician. He also earns his income from his businesses and other related organizations. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars.

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Seth Moulton Family | Parents

Seth Moulton was born in Salem, Massachusetts, the United States to Tom Moulton (father) and Lynn Moulton (mother). His mother was a secretary and his father was a real estate attorney.

Seth Moulton Wife

Seth Moulton announced his engagement on Twitter to his girlfriend Liz Boardman who he later married. His wife is a senior client partner at an executive search firm. He later married her, fortunately, they were blessed with one child Emmy Moulton.

Seth Moulton Education

Seth Moulton graduated from Phillips Academy, a co-educational boarding and day university-preparatory school in Andover, Massachusetts in 1997. He then attended Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia. After graduating in 2002 with the rank of second lieutenant.

In 2001, he joined Harvard University, where he earned his degree in Bachelor of Arts in physics, he also earned his master’s degree in business and public policy in the dual program from the same university.

Seth Moulton Military Career

Seth Moulton after his graduation he joined the military with the second rank of Lieutenant whereby he was allocated to enter Baghdad at the beginning of the Iraq War. During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he led one of the first infantry platoons to enter Baghdad. He served a total of four tours of duty in Iraq from 2003 to 2008.

He also took part in the 2003 Battle of Nasiriyah, leading a platoon that cleared a hostile stronghold. In that action, he went to the aid of a Marine wounded by friendly fire, and for his actions, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for valor. He was active combat against insurgent forces in Iraq, including the 2004 Battle of Najaf against the militia of Muqtada al-Sadr.

He told only his campaign manager, a former Marine, about these awards, keeping them secret even from his parents. When Boston Globe reporter Walter V. Robinson was disclosed on October 2014, he earned the Bronze Star and the Commendation Medal, whereby he said: “there is a healthy disrespect among veterans who served on the front lines for people who walk around telling war stories”.

He said he was uncomfortable calling attention to his own awards out of respect to “many others who did heroic things and received no awards at all.” He asked Robinson not to refer to him as a hero: “Look, we served our country, and we served the guys next to us. And it’s not something to brag about.” The Globe reported that “his voice choked with emotion” as he added: “The greatest honor of my life was to lead these men in my platoon, even though it was a war that I and they disagreed with.”

In 2008, General David Petraeus requested that Moulton was to be assigned to work as a special liaison with tribal leaders in Southern Iraq during his fourth tour of duty in Iraq. Following that tour, Moulton was discharged from the Marine Corps with the rank of captain

Seth Moulton Media contributions

In 2003 Seth Moulton hosted a television program with his Iraqi interpreter, Mohammed Harba, called “Moulton and Mohammed,” during which they discussed regional conditions in the period following the U.S. invasion before an audience of U.S. servicemen and Iraqi citizens. The show ended after three months.

He was prominently featured in the Academy Award-nomination in the 2007 documentary No End in Sight. In the film, Moulton criticized the U.S. government’s handling of the occupation of Iraq. UCLA anthropology professor Sherry Ortner wrote that Moulton’s comments “summed up the emotional tone of the film.”

Seth Moulton Elections

Seth Moulton ran for the 2012 elections against Democratic Representative John F. Tierney of Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district as an Independent in the 2012 elections, but he decided against it in July 2012, saying that “the time and the logistics of putting together all the campaign infrastructure, organizing the volunteers … the fundraising it’s just too much to accomplish in three months.”

He talked about the Roll Call of his own polling “showing that there was, no clear path to victory” and said he might run for office in the future. On July 8, 2013, he announced his candidacy in the 2014 congressional race elections for Massachusetts’ 6th district.

The race had been recognized for its competitiveness by national and regional media throughout the election cycle. He challenged Tierney in the Democratic primary. According to Time magazine political columnist Joe Klein, Moulton “refused to distinguish himself from Tierney on most issues. He’s running on freshness and dynamism.

The Boston Globe editorial board wrote: “Moulton and Tierney shared nearly identical political views, but Moulton’s background and his approach to discussing the issues suggests an openness to new perspectives.” Seth Moulton denial is more conservative than his opponent and stated that the Republican PAC donation was returned. Public Federal Election Commission filings confirmed that the donation was returned in February 2014.

He opposed the Iraq War in which he served. A Tierney campaign staff member said that Moulton had “changed his mind” and highlighted Tierney’s vote in Congress to oppose the 2002 resolution authorizing the U.S. Invasion of Iraq. He also received the first-ever political endorsement from Ret. Gen. Stanley McChrystal during the campaign. He defeated Tierney in the primary with 50.8% of the vote to Tierney’s 40.1%. was endorsed by Senator Elizabeth Warren for the general election.

In October 2014, he withdrew from a debate sponsored by radio station WGBH because of a series of New York fundraisers, where he welcomed Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie, Wasserman Schultz. The campaigns of Moulton and his Republican opponent, Richard Tisei, were held up as an example of how candidates can compete with respect for each other. He defeated Tisei in the general election. He was sworn in the 114th United States Congress on January 3, 2015. He is a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus and the Climate Solutions Caucus.

Seth Moulton Political views

He was appointed to the Young Global Leaders forum by alumni of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2016, during his campaigns advertisements, he has also called himself a “progressive Democrat.” He is also a member of the New Democrat Coalition, a congressional caucus made up of Democrats who support an agenda described as “moderate”, “pro-growth”, and “fiscally responsible”.

He was ranked in the 34th most bipartisan member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the 114th United States Congress (as well as the most bipartisan member of Congress in either chamber from Massachusetts and the most bipartisan member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New England) in the

Bipartisan Index created by The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy that ranks members of the United States Congress by their degree of bipartisanship (by measuring the frequency each member’s bills attract co-sponsors from the opposite party and each member’s co-sponsorship of bills by members of the opposite party).

Views on marijuana
He has admitted the use of marijuana and he supports the legalization, by saying, “If you’re not buying your marijuana from a dealer who sells heroin, opioids, it’s much less likely to be a gateway drug. The problem is now that it operates in the shadows. There’s no control whatsoever. Someone goes and buys an edible, for example, there’s no regulation about what’s in that. It’s like moonshine under Prohibition.”

Foreign policy
He opposed sending U.S. troops back to Iraq in 2014.

In September 2018, he co-sponsored, together with Elise Stefanik and Dan Donovan, the “Cyber Ready Workforce Act” advanced by Jacky Rosen. The legislation would create a grant program within the Department of Labor to “create, implement and expand registered apprenticeships” in cybersecurity. It aims to offer certifications and connect participants with businesses in order to “boost the number” workers for federal jobs in said trade.

Social issues
He supports same-sex marriage and abortion rights. He supports increased gun control.

Transportation policy
He is the driving force behind the North-South Rail Link, a project aimed at uniting Boston’s north and south-side MBTA Commuter Rail lines, decongesting its subway lines, and linking the commuter rail to Logan International Airport via the Blue Line. He is an avid proponent of public transportation and frequently rides the commuter rail.

Economic policy
In March 2016, he was regarded to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Moulton said he needed to further analyze the proposal.

Energy policy
He supports the expansion of nuclear energy.

Views on President Trump
In March 2016 interview with The Boston Globe, Moulton compared the rise of the Republican presidential front-runner, Donald Trump, with Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in the 1930s. Moulton said that, in order to understand how an educated society “can elect a demagogue,” voters should read about how the German people elected Hitler in the early 20th century.

Gun policy
On June 15, 2016, he appeared on the cover of the New York Daily News on a statement stating that “No Civilian Should Own This Gun” in reference to semi-automatic assault weapons. The cover pictured Moulton deployment to Iraq, carrying an issued M4 carbine.

The particular gun in the picture has never been legal for civilians to own due to the “Hughes Amendment” in 1986. He penned an opinion piece promoting gun control, including the statement: “There’s simply no reason for a civilian to own a military-style assault weapon. It’s no different than why we outlaw civilian ownership of rockets and landmines.”

Seth Moulton for President 2020

On April 22, 2019, he announced he would run for Presidential nominee soon afer being appointed to run under Democratic party, he said this during his interview on Good Morning America, stating that “I am here to tell you and to tell America that I am running for President of the United States in 2020.”

In 2014, he ran for Congress in Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district and won with 55% of the vote over the nine-term incumbent John F. Tierney. Following the 2018 House elections, Moulton was one of the leaders who failed effort by Democratic members of the House to prevent Nancy Pelosi from becoming Speaker. Later, he visited early primary states, such as Iowa and New Hampshire, and increased his campaign staff.

Seth Moulton Private sector career

He followed his return from his active duty with the Marines in 2008, and he attended with a dual-degree program at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School, earning master’s degrees in business and public policy in 2011. After his graduation, Moulton worked for one year as managing director of the Texas Central Railway, a transportation firm.

In 2011, Moulton and his fellow graduate school classmate founded Eastern Healthcare Partners, which Moulton has invoked to show his success as a “successful entrepreneur” who understands “what it’s like to face that day when you might not meet payroll.”

The company raised investor funds and drafted a partnership agreement with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, but in October 2014 the Boston Globe reported that by the time Moulton ran for Congress, EHP had no revenue, was still incubating, and had closed its only Massachusetts office.

Seth Moulton Office

Washington, D.C. Office

1127 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8020
Fax: (202) 225-5915

Salem District Office

21 Front Street
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 531-1669
Fax: (978) 224-2270

Seth Moulton disagrees with Trump and Ocasio-Cortez on VA

Seth Moulton said he disagrees with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Donald Trump’s recent claims that the Department of Veteran Affairs isn’t in need of fixing, arguing Sunday that the department “is broken.” Last week, Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, and the President appeared to agree with one another on the state of the department after Trump tweeted that Ocasio-Cortez was “correct” in recently saying of the VA: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

“I do disagree. The VA is broken. Now, there are some parts of it that work pretty well,” Moulton, who represents Massachusetts, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” He continued: “And I’ll give you a good example. If I have a prescription at the VA and I need to get it refilled, I can go online, log in, check a box.
It shows up two days later in the mail and it doesn’t cost much because the VA actually negotiates drug prices with the pharmaceutical companies, which is what Medicare should do but it doesn’t.” He is a hopeful 2020 presidential candidate, told Tapper that veterans “deserve the best health care in the world period.  And it’s clear they are not getting it.” He added that the privatization of health care for veterans “should be an option” if the department is unable to sufficiently care for them.
“It doesn’t mean that we should just dismantle the VA. If you ask veterans, they want to fix the VA,” Moulton said. “They want to improve the VA. We don’t want the VA to go away, we just want it to work better. And it’s not working right now, so don’t tell me the system isn’t broken.”

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