Rising Leaders: Power Breakfast with Congressman Joseph Kennedy III


The Common Good hosted Congressman Joseph Kennedy III for a power breakfast.

Joseph Kennedy won election to Congress last fall, but he’s already building an impressive record in Washington. He’s certainly a rising leader to watch — and to meet.

The Massachusetts Democrat talked about his growing portfolio of legislation in the House of Representatives and his priorities for our country moving forward. He’s hard at work on everything from budget issues to civil rights, and has been busy promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, which is, as Joe puts it, “a vehicle not just for economic competitiveness abroad, but for economic opportunity at home.”


Elected in November of 2012, Congressman Joe Kennedy III represents a diverse district that spans from the suburbs of Boston to the more industrial towns of Massachusetts’ South Coast.

Prior to seeking office, Kennedy served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Assistant District Attorney in both the Middlesex County and Cape and Island’s District Attorneys’ Offices. A graduate of Harvard Law, he was an active member of the school’s Legal Aid Bureau – a pro-bono law firm that provided legal services to low-income families around Boston. During that time he also co-founded an after school program for at-risk youth in the Boston area with his wife, Lauren.


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