J. Michael Myers Edit Profile
Bachelor in Political Science, Columbia University, New York City, 1979. Master of Arts in Political Science, Columbia University, New York City, 1981.
Program director United Nations High Commissioner Refugees, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1979—1980. Washington representative Church World Service Immigration & Refugee Program, Washington, 1980—1986. Counsel, subcommittee on immigration and refugee affairs United States Senate Judiciary Committee, 1987—1993, chief counsel, staff director, subcommittee on immigration, 1995—1998, Democratic staff director, subcommittee on immigration, 1997—1998.
Foreign policy advisor to senator Edward Kennedy United States Senate, 1987—1993, staff director to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, 1998—2005, acting chief of staff to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, 2005. Director policy Office of Humanitarian & Refugee Affairs United States Defense Department, 1993—1995. Minority (Democratic) chief of staff, chief counsel United States Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, 1998—2005, Democratic staff director, chief counsel, since 2005.
Capital punishment be administered only when the pursuit of truth and justice result in clear and overwhelming evidence of guilt.
Member of National Academy Social Insurance.
Married Kay Bellor, 2009. 2 children.