Conor Lamb, the Democrat seeking to win a House seat in the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District’s special election, comes from a family with a long tradition of service in the state’s politics.
The race is being closely watched because Pennsylvania was one of the surprise upsets that gave President Donald Trump the White House. The district that Lamb is running in went to Trump by more than 20 points, but polls have shown a much closer race for the House. The race is being watched as a bellwether of public opinion toward the president.
That all has a lot of people wondering more about Lamb’s biography and his family. Lamb is a former assistant U.S. attorney who served as a captain in the Marine Corps. He is only 33-years-old. The Republican candidate in the race is Rick Saccone. They are running for the seat vacated by scandal-scarred Republican incumbent Tim Murphy.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Conor Lamb Appears to be a Bachelor
Is Conor Lamb married? The answer to that question appears to be no, he’s single. Lamb’s website bio page makes no mention of a significant other; profile stories on Lamb do not either. The campaign website bio says that Lamb “resides in Mt. Lebanon, the southern suburb of Pittsburgh where he grew up. He went to Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School (2002), and went to college and law school at the University of Pennsylvania (2006, 2009).”
Conor Lamb was an assistant U.S. attorney from 2014 through 2017, according to the website bio, which says that, prior to his appointment as a federal prosecutor, “Conor was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He completed active duty service in 2013 and joined the Marine Corps Reserves.” On Facebook, he calls himself a “Marine, prosecutor, Catholic, Democrat. Running for Congress in PA-18.”
2. Lamb’s Grandfather Was a Prominent Democratic Politician in Pennsylvania
RIP Pop. 10/22/22-5/7/15. http://t.co/Y1Wr69bDFY pic.twitter.com/VKerEyghmD
— Coleman Lamb (@ColemanLamb) May 9, 2015
Politics clearly resides in Lamb’s bloodline. According to Time Magazine, “Raised in the Pittsburgh area, Lamb is the youngest political figure in a family long active in southwestern Pennsylvania politics.”
His grandfather Thomas F. Lamb was a Pennsylvania politician who “served in the House for eight years and then eight more in the state Senate, the last four as Senate majority leader,” according to the elder Lamb’s …read more