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Elizabeth WarrenDEMDemocrat United States Senator
73
Years of Age
10
Years of Experience
MAResidence (state)

Elizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring; born June 22, 1949) is an American politician and former law professor who is the senior United States senator from Massachusetts, serving since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party and regarded as a progressive, Warren has focused on consumer protection, equitable economic opportunity, and the social safety net while in the Senate. Warren was a candidate in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, ultimately finishing third. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Warren is a graduate of the University of Houston and Rutgers Law School and has taught law at several universities, including the University of Houston, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University. She was one of the most influential professors in commercial and bankruptcy law before beginning her political career. Warren has written 12 books and more than 100 articles.Warren's first foray into public policy began in 1995, when she worked to oppose what eventually became a 2005 act restricting bankruptcy access for individuals. During the late 2000s, her national profile grew after her forceful public stances in favor of more stringent banking regulations after the financial crisis of 2007–08. She served as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and proposed and established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, for which she served as the first special advisor under President Barack Obama.In 2012, Warren defeated incumbent Republican Scott Brown and became the first female U.S. senator from Massachusetts. She won re-election by a wide margin in 2018, defeating Republican nominee Geoff Diehl. On February 9, 2019, Warren announced her candidacy in the 2020 United States presidential election.

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Campaign Funding

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$34,897,111
Total Raised
$24,100,447
Total Spent
$11,092,688
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Retired$3,992,599
34%
Democratic/Liberal$1,382,668
31%
Education$1,259,848
31%
Lawyers/Law Firms$1,236,583
28%
Women's Issues$1,114,900
11%
Health Professionals$441,919
10%
Real Estate$415,688
10%
TV/Movies/Music$412,963
10%
Securities & Investment$384,770
9%
Printing & Publishing$347,431
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

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
University of Houston
Bachelor of Science Audiology
1970
Rutgers Law School
George Washington University
1966 - 1968
Northwest Classen High School
1966
Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Juris Doctor
1976
Past Positions1 - 12 of 12
Vice Chair of Conference
Democratic Leadership, United States Senate
2017 - Current
Senator
United States Senate, Massachusetts
2013 - Current
Assistant
President of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
2010 - 2011
Law Professor
Harvard University
1992 - 2011
Special Advisor
Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
2010 - 2011
Law Professor
University of Pennsylvania
1987 - 1995
Law Professor
University of Texas at Austin
1981 - 1987
Research Associate
Population Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin
1983 - 1987
Visiting Law Professor
University of Michigan
1985
Law Professor
University of Houston
1978 - 1983
Lecturer in Law
Rutgers School of Law
1977 - 1978
Founder
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Other Experience1 - 28 of 28
Chair
Congressional Oversight Panel, Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
2008 - 2010
Vice President
Council of the American Law Institute
1995 - 2005
United States Adviser
Transnational Insolvency Project, American Law Institute
1995 - 2004
Member
Federal Judicial Center Committee on Judicial Education
1990 - 1999
Chief Adviser
National Bankruptcy Review Commission
1995 - 1997
Member
Board of Trustees, American Bankruptcy Board of Certification
1992 - 1996
Advisor
German Government Task Force on Bankruptcy Reform
1993
Member
Board of Editors, American Bankruptcy Law Journal
1989 - 1992
Secretary
Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
1990 - 1992
Member
Professional Development Committee, American Association of Law Schools
1988 - 1991
Member
Planning Committee, Association of American Law Schools Conference on Teaching Contract Law
1989
Charter Member
Board of Directors, Texas State Bar Advisory Commission on Legal Specialization
1986 - 1987
Chair
Association of American Law School Commercial Law Workshop
1984
Chair
Commercial and Related Consumer Law Section, Association of American Law Schools
1983 - 1984
Member
Research Advisory Board, Community Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Member
Commission on Economic Inclusion, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Proposal Reviewer
National Science Foundation
Former Member
Subcommittee on National Parks, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, 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
Subcommittee on Airland, United States Senate
Former Member
Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, United States Senate
Former Member
Economic Policy Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, United States Senate
Former Member
Energy and Natural Resources Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Energy, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, United States Senate