U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton was married this weekend to Virgina attorney Anna Peckham, according to his office.
The wedding took place Saturday (March 15) at a small ceremony with family and friends, said spokesman David Ray. The location is being kept confidential, Ray said.
Peckham will take the congressman’s last name and be called Anna Cotton. The couple will take a short honeymoon during the congressional recess and ultimately live and raise a family in Arkansas, Ray said.
Cotton’s wife grew up in rural Nebraska and met him at a lunch that she attended “at the encouragement of a mutual friend,” Ray said. The two have been engaged since 2013.
Cotton, a 36-year-old first-term Republican from Dardanelle, is seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is this year’s election.