Peter T. King – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected Rep. In Congress District 2, New York

New York Republican State Committee
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1442 Roth RoadSeaford, NY 11783
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Congressman Peter T. King, a Republican, is serving his seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives. First elected to represent New York's Third District in 1992, Rep. King has received a greater number of votes than any Congressional candidate on Long Island in each of his seven races. In 2004, he won with 63% of the vote.

Rep. King is Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and also serves on the International Relations Committee and Financial Services Committee. Congressman King has also been a leader in the ongoing effort to have more Homeland Security funding based on threat analysis and is a strong supporter of the war against international terrorism, both at home and abroad.

During his years in Congress, Rep. King has attained a reputation for independence. Calling Rep. King a "profile in courage," the Long Island newspaper, Newsday, has said "King's outspoken integrity sets him apart... He says and means what he says - a rare trait in Washington." The New York Daily News says of Rep. King, "Straight talk is King's strength. He is the one congressman with his head on straight and his patriotism intact."

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Peter T. King was born on April 5, 1944. He is a lifelong resident of New York and has lived in Nassau County for more than 30 years. Rep. King and his wife, Rosemary, reside in Seaford. They have two adult children, Sean and Erin, and two grandchildren.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Peter T. King is a graduate of St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

General Counsel, Nassau Off-Track Betting, 1977

Nassau County Executive Assistant, 1974-1976

Deputy Nassau County Attorney, 1972-1974

Specialist, United States Army Reserve National Guard, 1968-1973

Author, Terrible Beauty, Deliver Us From Evil, and Vale of Tears

Rep. King has extensive experience as a practicing attorney and civic leader.

He is the author of three published novels, Terrible Beauty, Deliver Us From Evil and Vale of Tears which are based upon his political experiences.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

None

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Board of Directors, Notre Dame Law Association

Board of Visitors, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Knight of the Holy Sepulchre

Honorary Chief, Seaford Fire Department

Honorary Member, Nassau County Fire Fighters Emerald Society

American Legion Post No. 1132

Life Member, AMVETS

Veterans Corps of the 69th Infantry

Sons of Italy, Marco Polo Lodge No. 2214

Catholic War Veterans

Knights of Columbus, Memorare Council No. 3476

Ancient Order of Hibernians

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Congressman Peter T. King, a Republican, is serving his ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. King is a member of the Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. He also serves on the Financial Services Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Congressman King, who previously served as Chairman of the Committee in 2005-2006 and again in 2011-2012, has been a leader in the ongoing effort to have Homeland Security funding based on threat analysis and is a strong supporter of the war against international terrorism, both at home and abroad. As Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee he stood up to the pressure from special interest groups and the media to hold a series of hearings on Islamic radicalization.

Prior to serving in Congress, Pete King was elected to three terms as the Comptroller of Nassau County.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Roman Catholic

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Patriot of the Year, Reserve Officers Association

Citizen of the Year, Knights of Columbus

Certificate of Achievement, Catholic War Veterans

Distinguished Service Award, Institute for Public Affairs of the Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America

National Breast Cancer Coalition Perfect Score, 108th Congress

Interfaith Understanding Award, Jewish Chatauqua Society of the Wantagh Suburban Temple

Certificate of Honor, Long Island Committee for Soviet Jewry

Certificate of Honor, Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education

First Annual "Huey" Award, Veterans of the Vietnam War

Alumni Achievement Award, St. Francis College

Knight of the Holy Sepulchre

Honorary Chief, Seaford Fire Department

Honorary Member, Nassau County Fire Fighters Emerald Society

Knights of Columbus, Memorare Council No. 3476

Spirit of Enterprise Award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Businesses

Friend of Labor Award, Civil Service Employees Association

National Security & Terrorism
Making Our Homeland More Secure

Rep. King is Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and also serves on the International Relations Committee and Financial Services Committee. Congressman King has also been a leader in the ongoing effort to have more Homeland Security funding based on threat analysis and is a strong supporter of the war against international terrorism, both at home and abroad.

During his years in Congress, Rep. King has attained a reputation for independence. Calling Rep. King a "profile in courage", the Long Island newspaper, Newsday, has said 'King's outspoken integrity sets him apart... He says and means what he says - a rare trait in Washington. The New York Daily News says of Rep. King, "Straight talk is King's strength. He is the one congressman with his head on straight and his patriotism intact."

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Homeland Security, a General Statement

Rep. King is Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and also serves on the International Relations Committee and Financial Services Committee. Congressman King has also been a leader in the ongoing effort to have more Homeland Security funding based on threat analysis and is a strong supporter of the war against international terrorism, both at home and abroad.

During his years in Congress, Rep. King has attained a reputation for independence. Calling Rep. King a "profile in courage", the Long Island newspaper, Newsday, has said 'King's outspoken integrity sets him apart... He says and means what he says - a rare trait in Washington. The New York Daily News says of Rep. King, "Straight talk is King's strength. He is the one congressman with his head on straight and his patriotism intact."

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

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