“A Conversation with Massachusetts US Senator Ed Markey”

Representative Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “OPEN HOUSE,” has a very special guest on tap to offer a unique and first-hand impression of the tumultuous national political scene in “A Conversation with Massachusetts US Senator Ed Markey”. The forum, the eighth of the 22nd season, will be held Thursday April 13th, from 6:30PM-8:00PM at Lexington High School Auditorium, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington.

Senator Edward (Ed) Markey began his political career in 1972, winning a seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In 1976, he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a post-Watergate era reformer. Serving for 37 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Markey has amassed an unparalleled record of energy and environmental legislative achievements. He has consistently fought to create new jobs in American clean energy and served as a leading consumer champion against rising gas prices and foreign oil. He was the principal House author of the 2007 fuel economy law, which increased fuel economy standards across the board. In 2009, Markey was the co-author of the landmark Waxman-Markey bill, the only comprehensive climate legislation ever to pass a chamber of Congress, which showed the world that the United States was serious about addressing climate change and helped America effectively negotiate with the international community.

Elected to the US Senate in a special election in June 2013, Senator Markey brought his experience, energy and expertise on energy and environmental issues to the US Senate. He is a graduate of Boston College (B.A., 1968) and Boston College Law School (J.D., 1972).

Don’t miss this event on April 13thfrom 6:30PM-8PM. As always, the forum will take its shape largely from questions from the audience. Questions can also be submitted in advance by email, jay.kaufman@mahouse.gov, or tweet your questions to @repjaykaufman.


In 1997, OPEN HOUSE was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award, cable television’s equivalent of an Emmy. The series was also named the best television series by Massachusetts Cable Television Commission. The OPEN HOUSE series is produced through a partnership between Representative Kaufman and LexMedia which records the forums for broadcast in Lexington and Woburn.

Contact: Sean Fitzgerald