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'''Paul Tonko''' is a [[Democratic]] representative of the 20th district of [[New York]].
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|Name = Paul Tonko
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|Profile picture = Paul_Tonko.jpg‎
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|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 21
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|Status = Incumbent
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|Tenure = January 3, 2009-Present
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|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Base salary = $174,000
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|Last election = November 2, 2010
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|First elected = November 4, 2008
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|Next election = November 6, 2012
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|Prior office = [[New York State Assembly]]
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|Prior office years = 1983-2007
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|Birthday = June 18, 1949
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|Place of birth = Amsterdam, New York
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|Profession = Engineer
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|Religion = Roman Catholic
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|Office website = http://tonko.house.gov/
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|Campaign website = http://paultonko.com/
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}}{{tnr}}'''Paul David Tonko''' (b. June 18, 1949) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New York]]. Tonko was elected by voters from [[New York's 21th congressional district]].
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==Biography==
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Tonko was born in Amsterdam, [[New York]]. He earned a B.A. from Clarkson University in 1971.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000469 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "TONKO, Paul, (1949 - )"]</ref>
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==Career==
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After earning his degree, Tonko began to work as a public works engineer and state transportation agency employee. He was a member of Montgomery County's ([[New York]]) Board of Supervisors from 1976-1983, chairman of Montgomery County's ([[New York]]) Board of Supervisors in 1981, and a member of the [[New York State Assembly]] from 1983-2007. After finishing his last term, Tonko served as president of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority from 2007-2008.<ref>[http://tonko.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Representing the 21st District of New York'' "Biography"]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===U.S. House===
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====2011-2012====
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Tonko serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://gibson.house.gov/Biography/Committees.htm ''U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, 20th District of New York'' "Biography"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Budget Committee]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Science, Space and Technology Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Ranking Member)
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**Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
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**Subcommittee on Research and Science Education<ref>[http://tonko.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Representing the 21st District of New York'' "Biography"]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Political positions===
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====Specific Votes====
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====Percentage voting with party====
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=====November 2011=====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|name=Paul Tonko
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|party=Democratic
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|percent=94.5%
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|rank=39th
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|total=192
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|chamber=House
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|year=December 2011
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|DHouse=Y
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}}
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===Sponsored legislation===
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==Elections==
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===2010===
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On November 2, 2010, Tonko was elected to the [[United States House]]. He defeated Theodore J. Danz, Jr. ([[Republican|R]]), the [[Conservative Party]] candidate, and Blank/Scattering.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
  
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{{Election box 2010
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|Chamber= United States House, New York General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
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|party3= Conservative
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|party4= Blank/Scattering
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|winner1 = Paul Tonko
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Theodore J. Danz, Jr.
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|candidate3 =
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|candidate4 =
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|votes1 = 124889
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|votes2 = 70211
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|votes3 = 15541
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|votes4 = 8784
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}}
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==Campaign donors==
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===2010===
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[[File:Paul_Tonko_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Tonko's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]] Tonko was elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $987,959 and spent $813,619.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00030196&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Paul Tonko 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 23, 2011]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2010
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|Chamber = U.S. House, New York
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $987,959
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|total spent = $813,619
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|opponent raised = $43,939
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|opponent spent = $41,622
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|org1 = Service Employees International Union
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|org2 = General Electric
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|org3 = Fiber Glass Industries
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|org4 = State of New York
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|org5 = American Crystal Sugar
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|orgdonor1 = $15,000
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|orgdonor2 = $11,500
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|orgdonor3 = $11,450
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|orgdonor4 = $10,660
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|orgdonor5 = $10,000
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|ind1 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind2 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind3 = Building Trade Unions
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|ind4 = Health Professionals
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|ind5 = Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
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|inddonor1 = $61,500
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|inddonor2 = $56,543
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|inddonor3 = $50,000
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|inddonor4 = $41,800
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|inddonor5 = $37,450
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|}}
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==Personal==
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Tonko is a lifelong resident of the city of Amsterdam, [[New York]].<ref>[http://tonko.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Representing the 21st District of New York'' "Biography"]</ref>
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==External links==
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*[http://gibson.house.gov/ U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson] ''official U.S. House site''
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*[http://www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com Chris Gibson for Congress] ''official campaign site''
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==References==
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{{succession box | before = Gail Shaffer |title = [[New York State Assembly]] - New York District 105 | years = 1983-2007 | after = [[George Amedore]]}}
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Revision as of 20:15, 23 December 2011

Paul Tonko
Paul Tonko.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 21
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly
1983-2007
Education
Bachelor'sClarkson University
Personal
BirthdayJune 18, 1949
Place of birthAmsterdam, New York
ProfessionEngineer
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Paul David Tonko (b. June 18, 1949) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Tonko was elected by voters from New York's 21th congressional district.

Biography

Tonko was born in Amsterdam, New York. He earned a B.A. from Clarkson University in 1971.[1]

Career

After earning his degree, Tonko began to work as a public works engineer and state transportation agency employee. He was a member of Montgomery County's (New York) Board of Supervisors from 1976-1983, chairman of Montgomery County's (New York) Board of Supervisors in 1981, and a member of the New York State Assembly from 1983-2007. After finishing his last term, Tonko served as president of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority from 2007-2008.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Tonko serves on the following committees:[3]

Issues

Political positions

Specific Votes

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Paul Tonko has voted with the Democratic Party 94.5% of the time, which ranked 39th among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[5]

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Tonko was elected to the United States House. He defeated Theodore J. Danz, Jr. (R), the Conservative Party candidate, and Blank/Scattering.[6]

United States House, New York General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Tonko Incumbent 56.9% 124,889
     Republican Theodore J. Danz, Jr. 32% 70,211
     Conservative 7.1% 15,541
     Blank/Scattering 4% 8,784
Total Votes 219,425

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Tonko's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Tonko was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $987,959 and spent $813,619.[7]
U.S. House, New York, 2010 - Paul Tonko Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $987,959
Total Spent $813,619
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $43,939
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $41,622
Top contributors to Paul Tonko's campaign committee
Service Employees International Union$15,000
General Electric$11,500
Fiber Glass Industries$11,450
State of New York$10,660
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Public Sector Unions$61,500
Lawyers/Law Firms$56,543
Building Trade Unions$50,000
Health Professionals$41,800
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$37,450

Personal

Tonko is a lifelong resident of the city of Amsterdam, New York.[8]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Michael R. McNulty
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 21
2009–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Gail Shaffer
New York State Assembly - New York District 105
1983-2007
Succeeded by
George Amedore