Representative Stephen Lynch has developed a reputation as a toiler and a bit of a loner focused on fighting for labor unions and bringing brick-and-mortar results back to the neighborhoods he represents.
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Since he voted in 2002 to authorize the invasion of Iraq, Stephen Lynch has made more trips overseas than nearly any other member of Congress, including this visit to a village in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan in 2010.
Dominic CHAVEZ/Boston Globe/File 2001
In 2001, Lynch formally announced his candidacy for Ninth Congressional District seat, vacated by Joe Moakley, during a rally on the Norwood town common.
Bill Brett/Globe staff/File 1997
Stephen F. Lynch, atop his South Boston home in 1997.