Rising Leaders: Power Breakfast with Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Tuesday, July 30

Congressman Joe Kennedy at The Common Good

The Common Good hosted Congressman Joe Kennedy III for a power breakfast on Tuesday, July 30.

Joe Kennedy won election to Congress just 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 will talk 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.”

Congressman Kennedy also made an important fact-finding trip to Afghanistan with his colleagues on the House Foreign Relations Committee.


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.

Earlier in his career Joe served as a member of the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. He has also worked as an international development analyst for the United Nations’ Millennium Project and as an anti-poverty consultant abroad.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

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