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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Hempstead Town Council, 1978-81; Nassau County comptroller, 1981-93; Republican nominee for N.Y. attorney general, 1986; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-present
Born: April 5, 1944; Manhattan, N.Y.
Residence: Seaford
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Rosemary King; two children
Education: St. Francis College, B.A. 1965; U. of Notre Dame, J.D. 1968
Military Service: N.Y. National Guard, 1968-73
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (12th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Oversight & Investigations; Terrorism Financing Task Force); Homeland Security (Counterterrorism & Intelligence - Chairman; Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Security Technologies); Select Intelligence (CIA; NSA & Cybersecurity)

Election History
2014generalPeter King (R) 95,17768.3
Patricia Maher (D) 41,81430.0
William Stevenson (GREEN) 2,2811.6
2012generalPeter King (R, C, INDC) 142,30958.6
Vivianne Falcone (D, WFM) 100,54541.4
2010generalPeter King (R) 131,67471.9
Howard Kudler (D) 51,34628.0
2008generalPeter King (R, INDC, C) 172,77463.9
Graham Long (D, WFM) 97,52536.1
2006generalPeter King (R, INDC, C) 101,78756.0
David Mejias (D, WFM) 79,84344.0
2004generalPeter King (R, INDC, C) 171,25963.0
Blair Mathies (D) 100,73737.0
2002generalPeter King (R, C, INDC, RTL) 121,53771.9
Stuart Finz (D) 46,02227.2
Janeen DePrima (L) 1,5130.9
2000generalPeter King (R, INDC, C, RTL) 143,12659.5
Dal LaMagna (D, GREEN, WFM) 95,78739.8
Selma Olchin (L) 1,5150.6
1998generalPeter King (R, RTL) 117,25864.3
Kevin Langberg (D) 63,62834.9
Thomas DiLavore (L) 1,4970.8
1996generalPeter King (R, C, FDM) 127,97255.3
Dal LaMagna (D, INDC) 97,51842.1
John O'Shea (RTL) 4,1291.8
John DePrima (L) 1,8070.8
1994generalPeter King (R, C) 115,23659.2
Norma Grill (D) 77,77440.0
John DePrima (L) 1,5220.8
1992generalPeter King (R, C) 124,72749.6
Steve Orlins (D) 116,91546.5
Louis Roccanova (RTL) 6,8882.7
Ben-Zion Heyman (L) 3,0921.2
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 (@RepPeteKing)


Rep. Peter T. King has the 46th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

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.