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 was first called to service when he joined the Marines in 2001, days after graduating from college and months before the attacks on 9/11. As the leader of an infantry platoon, he was among the first Americans to reach Baghdad in 2003. He served four tours in a war that he didn't agree with - but he was proud to go, so no one had to go in his place.
After returning home from Iraq, Seth earned joint degrees in Business and Public Policy at graduate school, and then worked in the private sector in Texas to build the country'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 ran - and won - on a platform of bringing a new generation of leadership to Washington, becoming the only Democrat to unseat an incumbent in a primary in 2014.
In the two terms since he was first sworn in, Seth has worked tirelessly to uphold his commitment to bipartisanship. He has passed several bipartisan bills, including the Faster Care for Veterans Act and the Modernizing Government Travel Act, and was named the most effective freshman Democrat by the Center for Effective Lawmaking. He has also concentrated on spurring economic development in Massachusetts, creating the first intergovernmental task force focused on growing the economy of Lynn, the biggest city in his district.
Today, as Vice Chair of the Budget Committee, Seth is focused on creating a new economic agenda that will make a difference for American families. He also sits on the House Armed Services Committee and it's subcommittees on Seapower and Projection Forces as well as Strategic Forces.
Seth lives in Salem, Massachusetts with his wife, Liz, and their daughter, Emmy.