John Kerry serves as a United States senator from Massachusetts and is currently chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. He also serves on the Finance; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship committees. A decorated war veteran and graduate of Yale University, Kerry was a prosecuting attorney in Massachusetts before entering politics. After two years as lieutenant governor, Kerry was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and has served since. He was also the Democratic candidate for president in 2004.
From his work on the Iran-Contra scandal to his leadership on global hiv/aids, Kerry is considered by many as one of our nation’s most respected leaders in national security and international affairs. He is a leading voice on American policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the war on terrorism, and the Middle East peace process.