Bachelor of Science, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 1988. Juris Doctor, Boston College, 1991. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 1999.
Ironworker United States Steel Plant, General Motors, General Dynamics Shipyard, 1973—1991. Former attorney private practice. Member Massachusetts House Representatives, Boston, 1994—1996, Massachusetts Senate, Boston, 1996—2001, United States Congress from 9th Massachusetts district, since 2001, member finance service committee, government reform committee.
Co-founder Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus.
Member of Boston Ironworkers Union (president Local 7).
Married Margaret Lynch. 1 child Victoria.