Sheldon currently lives in Newport with his wife, Sandra. Sheldon started his career serving the people of Rhode Island as Rhode Island’s Director of Business Regulation, eventually being nominated to Rhode Island’s United States Attorney by President Clinton. He later became the state’s Attorney General in 1998 and joined the US Senate in 2006. In the Senate, one of Sheldon’s main priorities has been strengthening campaign finance laws to prevent anonymous big donors from having unfair influence in our elections. He has publicly denounced the Citizens United decision for its role in opening the floodgates to dark money in our elections.
Sheldon is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He currently serves the interests of Rhode Islanders on the Budget Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and the Special Committee on Aging.
Candidate for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District