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Sheldon WhitehouseDEMDemocrat United States Senator
66
Years of Age
22
Years of Experience
RIResidence (state)

Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Rhode Island since 2007. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Attorney from 1993 to 1998 and the 71st attorney general of Rhode Island from 1999 to 2003.

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Campaign Funding

20
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$6,608,027
Total Raised
$6,656,443
Total Spent
$768,760
Cash on Hand

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education7 - 7 of 5
Yale College
1978
Ezra Stiles College
St. Albans School
University of Virginia School of Law
Juris Doctor
1982
St. Paul's School
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Senator
United States Senate
2006 - Current
Attorney General
State of Rhode Island
1998 - 2004
United States Attorney
Rhode Island
1994 - 1998
Director
Department of Business Regulation, Rhode Island
1992 - 1994
Director
Office of the Governor of Rhode Island
1992
Legal Counsel
Office of the Governor of Rhode Island
1991
Assistant to the Attorney General
Rhode Island
1984 - 1990
Former Clerk
West Virginia Supreme Court
Former Policy Advisor
Governor of Rhode Island
Other Experience1 - 12 of 12
Superdelegate
National Democratic Convention
2016
Founder
Quality Institute, Rhode Island
2006
Former Member
Subcommittee on the Constitution, United States Senate
Former Member
Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, United States Senate
Founder
Senate Oceans Caucus
Founder
Defend Social Security Caucus
Member
Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change