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Joe Sestak
Congressman Sestak Official Congressional headshot.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Curt Weldon
Succeeded by Pat Meehan
Personal details
Born
Joseph Ambrose Sestak Jr.

December 12, 1951 (1951-12-12) (age 68)
Secane, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Clark
Children 1 daughter
Education United States Naval Academy (BS)
Harvard University (MPA, PhD)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1974–2005
Rank US Navy O9 insignia.svg Vice Admiral
Commands Director of Navy Operations Group
Awards Defense Distinguished Service ribbon.svg Defense Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Navy Distinguished Service ribbon.svg Navy Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit (2)
Meritorious Service ribbon.svg Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Joint Service Commendation ribbon.svg Joint Service Commendation Medal

Joseph Ambrose Sestak Jr. (born December 12, 1951) is an American politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He represented PA's 7th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. He was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in 2010.

Sestak was a three-star vice admiral. He was the highest-ranking military official ever elected to the United States Congress at the time of his election.

On June 24, 2019, Sestak announced his candidacy to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election. He ended his campaign on December 1, 2019.


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