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Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.)

District: 20th District
Political Highlights: Montgomery County Board of Supervisors, 1976-83; N.Y. Assembly, 1983-2007; New York State Energy Research Development Authority president, 2007-08; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present
Born: June 18, 1949; Amsterdam, N.Y.
Residence: Amsterdam
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Single
Education: Clarkson U., B.S. 1971
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy - Ranking Member; Oversight & Investigations); Science, Space & Technology (Research and Technology)

Election History
2014generalPaul Tonko (D) 125,11161.2
James Fischer (R) 79,10438.7
2012generalPaul Tonko (D, WFM, INDC) 203,40168.4
Robert Dieterich (R, C) 93,77831.6
2010generalPaul Tonko (D) 124,88959.2
Theodore Danz (R) 85,75240.7
2008generalPaul Tonko (D, WFM) 171,28662.1
James Buhrmaster (R, C) 96,59935.0
Phillip Steck (INDC) 7,9652.9
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D) is 3rd.


New York is 5th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepPaulTonko)

Rep. Paul Tonko has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.