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Biographical Profile for Peter T. King
Currently Elected Rep. In Congress District 2, New York
Age: 70
Party: New York Republican State Committee
Phone: 516.541.4225
Address: 1442 Roth Road
Seaford, NY 11783
 
Peter T. King's positions and views on the issues:
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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: (profession and work experience outside politics)
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, discharge date and type)
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
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