Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
William D. Delahunt represents the Tenth Congressional District of Massachusetts – which includes Cape Cod, the Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, as well as Boston's economically diverse South Shore. He came to Congress in 1997 with a distinguished career in public service and law enforcement and has since been reelected six times.
He serves as a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and as Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight His Subcommittee conducts oversight of key aspects of United States foreign policy. Its jurisdiction includes oversight of the State Department, foreign aid and export assistance programs, arms control, democracy promotion and policies towards the United Nations and its affiliated organizations. The panel also has jurisdiction over policies that promote human rights and international cooperation. Delahunt is also a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. On this panel, Delahunt has worked to improve diplomatic relations throughout Latin America and to reverse the declining image of the United States in the region.
A 1963 graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, Mr. Delahunt later went on to earn a law degree from Boston College in 1967. He served from 1963 to 1971 in the Coast Guard Reserve. The Congressman is the son of the late Ruth and Bill Delahunt Sr., a sales manager. He is a lifelong resident of Quincy, and the exceedingly proud father of Kirstin and Kara.