Team Moulton's mission is to serve, and inspire others to serve, in order to improve people's lives and strengthen our democracy.
Team Moulton's vision is that every American will share a deep commitment to our country and world, possess the desire to make them better, and have the opportunity to do so.
We do not shy away from difficult decisions. We choose to do what is right, even when it is not politically convenient. We stand up for others before ourselves. We understand that courage is not being fearless, but pushing forward in the face of our fears.
All people deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. We strive to understand people's perspectives and respectfully communicate our own, especially when we disagree. We approach every interaction with an open mind, reticent to question people's motives but willing to challenge their judgment.
We seek out truth, and we are honest and trustworthy in all of our actions. Our stakeholders deserve our complete candor—while they may not always agree with us, they should always know where we stand.
We get things done. We seize opportunity, favoring action over inaction. Our team is expected, and empowered, to make a difference every day and to act in the best interest of our constituents, community, and country.
We believe that openness is a hallmark of good government, and that the timely and free sharing of information makes our team stronger. We seek out effective ways to connect, including the use of technology, in order to improve how we interact with our constituents and each other.
We value knowledge and seek to grow from every experience. We freely admit what we do not know, and we embrace mistakes as learning opportunities. We share, and welcome, feedback in order to improve as individuals and as a team.
Seth Moulton is a veteran, a father, and a Democrat who represents a new generation of leaders in Washington.
Inspired to public service by his most important mentor in life, the great Black Minister Rev Peter Gomes, he joined the Marines in 2001, days after his college graduation and a few months before the attacks on 9/11. Leading a frontline infantry platoon in the first Marine company to enter Baghdad, he later worked to establish a free and independent Iraqi media, and served as a liaison to senior Iraqi military and political leaders for General Petraeus. While he was an outspoken critic of the Iraq War, he proudly served four tours, sharing the view of many of our servicemembers that he didn't want anyone to go in his place.
After returning home from Iraq, Seth used the G.I. Bill to earn joint degrees in business and public policy, and then became the managing director of Texas Central, building America's first high-speed rail line. But it wasn't long before he was called to serve once again, this time in his home district in Massachusetts.
Seth challenged the establishment with a platform of bringing a new generation of leadership to Washington, willing to fight for progressive values yet not afraid of bipartisanship.
Named the Most Effective Freshman Democrat in his first term, Seth has consistently delivered results in a divided Washington. He is the only Member of Congress to earn two Democracy Awards from the Congressional Management Foundation, one in 2018 for Transparency and a second in 2020 for having the best constituent services in all of Congress. His legislation has delivered Faster Care for Veterans, designated a three-digit National Suicide Hotline, modernized Government Travel, and delivered on ALS Diability Insurance. His American High-Speed Rail Act is the most ambitious and forward-thinking infrastructure package before Congress today, and he recently wrote the G.I. Bill Repair Act to finally restore long-denied benefits to Black veterans of World War II.
Today, Seth sits on three committees. As a member of the Budget Committee, he advocates for a new economic agenda that will make a difference for American families. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, he co-chaired the Future of Defense Task Force, which recently issued a first-of-its-kind bipartisan report on the hard choices and smart investments we must make to ensure our national security for the decades ahead. And he is the Congressional leader on high-speed rail and other next-generation infrastructure on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Back home in Massachusetts, Seth works tirelessly to support local small businesses and veterans, advance civil rights, and grow the economy. He created a model intergovernmental task force that has spurred over $1 billion in federal economic development funding for the city of Lynn, and he forged a unique partnership between fishermen and scientists to ensure the long-term sustainability of fish stocks and the local fishing economy.
Most importantly, Seth is the proud father of two girls, Emmy and Caroline. His amazing wife Liz is a sports industry executive, and they live in Salem, Massachusetts.