Former Congressman and Ret. Admiral Joe Sestak: A Timeline


Age on Inauguration Day 2021:  69 years, 1.3 months.







2020
2021










May 18 - Wins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, def. Sen. Arlen Specter by 53.9% to 46.1%.
Nov. 2 - Defeated by Pat Toomey (R) by 51.0% to 49.0%.




Mar. - Launches campaign for U.S. Senate by walking 422 miles across Pennsylvania.
Co-author of Walking in Your Shoes to Restore the American Dream.
Apr. 26 - Defeated in the Democratic primary: Katy McGinty (42.5%), Joe Sestak (32.6%), John Fetterman (19.5%) and Joseph Vodvarka (5.5%).


June 22 - Announces candidacy for president, becoming the 24th major Democrat to enter the race.
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019




Commander of George Washington Aircraft Battle Group.

Appointed Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs.
Summer -
Administratively removed from position; reassigned as special assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
Jan. 1 - Retires after 31 years in the Navy, including six sea tour.
Nov. 7 - Elected to Congress in PA-7, def. ten-term inc. U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R).
"most productive freshman member of Congress in 2007"
Nov. 4 - Re-elected, def. Wendell Craig Williams (R) by 59.6% to 40.4%.
Aug. 4 - Announces candidacy for U.S. Senate, challenging U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D).
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
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2008
2009

 

Aug. 30 - Commander of guided missile frigate USS Samuel Roberts.

July - Head of Strategy and Concepts Branch in officee of Chief of Naval Operations.
Nov. 1994 - Director for Defense Policy on the National Security staff at the White House.


May 1997 - Commander of Destroyer Squadron 14.


1990
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1999

 
M.P.A. from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.



Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Jan. 1986 - Executive officer of guided missile frigate USS Underwood.



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B.S. in American political systems from the U.S. Naval Academy.





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Born Dec. 12, 1951 in Secane, PA (Delaware Co.).







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