Joe Sestak Biography
Joseph Ambrose Sestak Jr. is an American politician and retired U.S. Navy officer. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011 and was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in 2010. 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. He is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election.
I once walked with Joe Sestak for 11 hours, mostly on the narrow shoulders of rural highways with trucks thundering past.
The only thing I saw the man eat was a spongy hotel bagel with nothing on it:https://t.co/YplKgwjd0E
— Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) June 23, 2019
Joe Sestak Age
He is 67 years old born on December 12, 1951
Joe Sestak Net worth
His Estimated Net Worth in 2019 is near $1 Million
Joe Sestak Wife
Spouse name is Susan Clark they married in 1998
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A Tale of Two Cities, 7/1/19
Best of times: S&P 500 sets new closing record
Worst of times: Fort Scott hospital closed..100 rural hospitals since 2010, forcing patients to drive hours as towns can’t attract workers.
— Joe Sestak (@JoeSestak) July 1, 2019
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Graduating second in his class at the United States Naval Academy, Sestak served in the United States Navy for over 31 years and rose to the rank of three-star admiral. He served as the Director for Defense Policy on the National Security Council staff under President Bill Clinton and held a series of operational commands, including commanding the USS George Washington carrier strike group during combat operations in the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean in 2002.
Joe Sestak Early Political Career
Sestak was elected to the House of Representatives in 2006 in a heavily Republican district and reelected in 2008 by a 20% margin. He declined to run for reelection in 2010, instead of running for the Senate. In the Democratic primary, he defeated incumbent Senator Arlen Specter, 54% to 46%, but he lost the general election to Republican nominee Pat Toomey. Sestak sought a rematch with Toomey in the 2016 election, but lost the primary to Katie McGinty by just under ten points, in the closest and costliest Senate primary of the 2016 cycle, while facing opposition from prominent Democrats.
Joe Sestak STEM Education
Sestak then became president of First Global, a nonprofit with the objective of promoting STEM education that brought high-school age teams from 157 countries to Washington, D.C., for the inaugural robotics Olympics.
Joe Sestak Personal life
Sestak is married to the former Susan L. Clark, who works in international environmental issues from Kazakhstan to Mozambique; Russian relations, including within Soviet Union archives as a U.S. team searched for clues for still-missing POW/MIAs; and on suicide prevention for the Veterans Administration and Defense Department. In childhood their daughter Alexandra survived brain cancer twice, at four years old and again near adulthood.
Joe Sestak Early life, education, and early career
This is a bad joke, right? https://t.co/XhdzGAcoq1
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) June 23, 2019
Sestak was born in Secane, Pennsylvania, the son of Kathleen L. and Joseph Sestak Sr. His grandfather Martin Sestak came to America from the Slovak village of Dolné Lovčice in 1922, after World War I, while his father, Joseph Sr., was sent to join Martin in America in 1924. Sestak’s father graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1942, and then fought in both the Atlantic and the Pacific during World War II, attaining the rank of captain. He continued his service after the war as an engineering officer at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
Sestak attended Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, Pennsylvania, where his mother worked as a math teacher. He was deeply inspired by his father and has recalled the time his father spent five hours fixing the family car in the freezing cold of a Philadelphia winter and sent him inside after a while:
I remember going to the window and watching him. And the admiration that I had—just that strong determination of his. Never give in.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Sestak was accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy immediately after graduating from high school, during the Vietnam War. In 1974 Sestak graduated second in his class of over 900 midshipmen, with a Bachelor of Science degree in American political systems. Between tours at sea he earned a Master of Public Administration and a Ph.D. in political economy and government from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1980 and 1984, respectively.
Joe Sestak Launches Presidential Campaign
The just-launched Joe Sestak presidential campaign is an excuse to post my favorite work pic of all time – squatting just below the stage to mic the candidates at a 2010 Specter-Sestak debate. pic.twitter.com/aPpk2Pf2xT
— Scott Detrow (@scottdetrow) June 23, 2019
Former Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak has become the 25th Democrat to announce a 2020 presidential campaign and to say he’s a long shot may seem obvious. He announced too late to qualify for the June 26 and 27 debates. But Sestak seems unconcerned about the long odds against his bid for the White House
The retired Navy admiral who calls himself “Admiral Joe” on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic discipline seeking the nomination to assignment President Donald Trump. He changed into launching his longshot candidacy Sunday afternoon at a veterans’ museum in Waterloo, Iowa.
Sestak decries what he calls “America’s retreat from the arena” and says strong motion is wanted to deal with climate change, company duty, and China’s geopolitical danger.
Like many, I didn’t actually *watch* Joe Sestak’s announcement video, so I credit @anthdistler with pointing out that Sestak admitted to voting for Pat Toomey in 2016 over Katie McGinty, who defeated him 42-32 (with 20 to Fetterman) in the primary. https://t.co/lvNrv9J8V7 pic.twitter.com/xjfK5RyGl9
— Adam Bonin (@adambonin) June 24, 2019
“The president is not the problem; he’s the symptom of the problem humans see in a machine that is not honest and responsible to the people,” Sestak stated in his campaign video.
Sestak served terms within the residence, then defied birthday celebration leaders through going for walks towards incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter within the 2010 primary. Sestak beat Specter but lost the general election to Republican Pat Toomey. Sestak sought a rematch towards Toomey in 2016 however country wide Democrats recruited a primary challenger who defeated him.
He said he behind schedule his entry into the presidential race at the same time as his daughter battled mind most cancers, which returned after she first beat it at age 4.
“throughout this beyond 12 months, Alex once more showed she is more potent than me, heroically beating the unmarried digit odds all over again, drawing on the fortitude of her mother,” Sestak stated.