Bachelor cum laude, Tufts University, 1981. Juris Doctor, Boston College Law School, 1985.
Lieutenant colonel Massachusetts National Guard Judge Advocate General, since 1979. Attorney, since 1985. State representative 9th Norfolk District Massachusetts House of Representatives, Massachusetts, 1999—2004.
Member Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District Massachusetts State Senate, 2004—2010. United States Senator from Massachusetts Washington, since 2010. Member United States Senate Armed Services Committee, since 2010, United States Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, since 2010, United States Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, since 2010.
Assessor Town of Wrentham, Massachusetts, 1992—1995, member board selectmen, 1995—1998.
Member of Massachusetts Conveyancers Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, North Attleboro/Plainville Chamber of Commerce, United Chamber of Commerce, Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, Military Triathlon Association, United States Triathlon Federation.
Married Gail Huff; children: Arianna, Ayla.