By The Hill Staff - 10/27/10 06:08 PM EDT
REP.-ELECT WILLIAM KEATING (D-MASS.-10)
Date of birth: Sept. 6, 1952
Birthplace: Norwood, Mass.
Residence: Quincy, Mass.
Occupation: Keating and Fishman Law Offices, founding partner, 1985- 1998
Education: B.A. in political science, Boston College; M.B.A., Boston College Graduate School of Business; J.D. Suffolk University Law School
Previous office held: Norfolk County district attorney, 1999-present
Family: Wife, Tevis; two children
Democrats retained Massachusetts’s 10th district when William “Bill” Keating replaced retiring Rep. Bill Delahunt (D). It was more of challenge than expected: The district went 60 percent for Republican Sen. Scott Brown in the special election to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s. Keating went on a tough offensive by questioning his opponent’s career in law enforcement. Keating has a political history that dates back to the Carter administration. He served in the state House between 1977 and 1984, where he improved public safety and consumer protection laws. He also served as state senator between 1985 and 1998, where he chaired several committees like the Committee on Taxation and the Judiciary Committee.