Joe Donnelly

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Date of Birth September 29, 1955
Place of Birth Long Island, New York
Age 65 years old
Horoscope Libra

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Joe Donnelly

Joseph Simon Donnelly Sr. is an American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator from Indiana from 2013 to 2019. Born in Massapequa, New York, Donnelly graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He began his career on the Indiana State Election Board before working as an attorney in practice. From 1997 to 2001 he was on the Mishawaka Marian School Board, serving as its president from 2000 to 2001. In 2004, he won the Democratic nomination for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, losing to Republican incumbent Chris Chocola in the general election. In 2006, he challenged Chocola again, and won election with 54% of the vote. He represented Indiana's 2nd congressional district from 2007 to 2013, winning reelection in 2008 and 2010. In May 2011, Donnelly announced his intention to run for the U.S. Senate, winning the Democratic nomination one year later in an uncontested primary.

Born: Joseph Simon Donnelly, September 29, 1955, Massapequa, New York, U.S.
Political party: Democratic
Children: 2
Education: University of Notre Dame (B.A, J.D.)
Preceded by: Richard Lugar
Succeeded by: Mike Braun
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About Joe Donnelly

Politician and member of the Democratic Party who became the junior United States Senator from Indiana in 2013 after serving 6 years in the US House of Representatives.

Before Fame

In 1977, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Notre Dame.


In 2013, he co-sponsored the Senate bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife Jill, who he married in 1979.


When he was elected to the Senate, he began serving alongside fellow Indianian senator, Dan Coats.

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