Have any representatives at an urban/municipal level gone on to Federal politics?

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    Pretty much everyone starts at some lower level, first. Are you referring to people directly getting elected as Senator when running as a current municipal office-holder, or anyone who used to be, at any previous time, a County Executive, Mayor, city or county councilor? Jul 12 '17 at 16:45
  • Bernie Sanders was mayor of Burlington, VT, before he became a US Senator, but he was also a US Congressman in between. Does that count?
    – J Doe
    Jul 12 '17 at 17:55
  • Headline text asks specifically about Senators, while the body just references "Federal politics". Can you clarify which you mean?
    – dcsohl
    Jul 13 '17 at 15:47

Yes, below are some examples of incumbent Senators who had been mayor, county executive or a state legislator before becoming a Senator.

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    Other ex-mayors include Bernie Sanders (I-VT, previously Mayor of Burlington) and Cory Booker (D-NJ, previously Mayor of Newark). Other former state legislators include a little-known guy called Barack Obama. There are many, many other examples in US history, IMO this question should be closed as too broad. Jul 12 '17 at 15:37

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