Salem, MA – The largest progressive group of veterans in America, VoteVets.org PAC, with over 360,000 supporters, is endorsing Seth Moulton in his race for the 6th Congressional Seat from Massachusetts, today.
“Seth represents the very best of Massachusetts and America,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.org PAC. “Having served four tours in Iraq, with the Marines, he stayed there, when he could have come home, proving his dedication to this country. But his service and hard work didn’t end there. Having earned a business degree at Harvard, he could have done anything. But, Seth founded a health care organization dedicated to fighting diseases plaguing people all around the world. His dedication to service and good works is only rivaled by his deep dedication and love of the Commonwealth. For these reasons, he will be an exemplary Congressman, and get things done for his constituents and America. We’re extremely proud to endorse him.”
“Seth represents a new, fresh generation of leadership, which we so desperately need in Washington, right now,” he added. “The people of the 6th have a wonderful opportunity to change the make-up of Washington.”
According to his biography, Seth Moulton was born in Salem and raised in Marblehead, MA. He attended Marblehead public schools, followed by Phillips Academy Andover and Harvard College. He spent his summers throughout high school and college repairing boats in Marblehead and working on a shortline railroad in New Hampshire to help pay for school.
Following his college graduation, Seth decided to enlist in the Marine Corps.
Once commissioned, Seth served four tours of duty in Iraq over five years. In 2003 he led an infantry platoon in the First Marine Division and was in the first Marine company to enter Baghdad. During the early reconstruction period, he worked to establish an independent Iraqi media. The following year, Seth returned to Iraq as an infantry platoon commander and fought in the lead company in the Battle of Najaf.
When the rest of his troops were preparing to return home, Seth was asked to stay in Iraq by then-Lieutenant General David Petraeus. He joined a small team of Marines working closely with Iraqi security forces and serving as a liaison to senior Iraqi military and political leaders south of Baghdad.
When Seth returned home the following year, he applied and was accepted to graduate school but deferred enrollment to again serve his country as a Special Assistant to General Petraeus. When the general returned to Iraq to lead the Surge, he asked Seth and his team to serve as counter-insurgency advisors south of Baghdad. After completing his final tour, Seth went back to school where he earned an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Today, Seth lives in Salem where he is the co-founder and President of Eastern Healthcare Partners, a healthcare company that aims to address the growing financial and health burden of non-communicable diseases around the world, such as obesity and diabetes. He also serves on the Board of the Salem YMCA.
Founded in 2006, the mission of VoteVets.org Political Action Committee is to elect Veterans to public office, with a focus on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America's 21st century troops and veterans. Though VoteVets.org PAC is non-partisan, candidates it backs must support VoteVets.org's core mission and beliefs.
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