Senator Tom Carper has served as the senior United States Senator from Delaware since 2001. Sen. Carper previously represented Delaware in the House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993 and was Governor of Delaware from 1993 to 2001. Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, Sen. Carper served three tours of duty during the Vietnam War as a Naval Flight Officer, eventually retiring in 1991 with the rank of captain after a total of 23 years of service. Sen. Carper mounted a campaign for Treasurer of Delaware in 1976, and he held this position for three terms.
During his tenure in the Senate, Sen. Carper has demonstrated a relentless commitment to pro-Israel, pro-peace policies. On the two-state solution, he has said “I strongly believe that the two sides of this decades-long conflict are capable of achieving peace through a two-state solution, a goal that requires consistent and engaged leadership by the United States.” The Senator cited this position when he announced his opposition to David Friedman’s nomination to be the U.S.’s Ambassador to Israel, stating that “Mr. Friedman openly questioned the need for a two-state solution.” Carper has also publicly supported the Iran nuclear agreement and noted that “the world is safer” because of the deal.