Tom Reed

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Tom Reed
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U.S. House, New York, District 23
In office
November 2, 2010-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Corning, New York
Bachelor'sAlfred University
J.D.Ohio Northern University College of Law
Date of birthNovember 18, 1971
Place of birthJoliet, Illinois
ProfessionAttorney, Businessman
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas W. Reed II (b. November 18, 1971) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Reed was elected by voters from New York's 23rd congressional district. Prior to the 2012 general election, he was the incumbent in the now defunct 29th district. Due to redistricting, he ran in the new 23rd district.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Reed is a "centrist Republican".[1]


Reed was born in Joliet, Illinois. He earned a B.A. from Alfred University in 1993, and a J.D. from Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1996.[2]


After earning his degrees, Reed worked as an attorney and businessman. He served as the mayor of Corning, New York from 2007-2010.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Reed serves on the following committees:[4]

Committee information is not yet available.


Reed served on the following committees:[5]


Specific Votes

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Tom Reed voted with the Republican Party 92.3% of the time, which ranked 147th among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[6]

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Reed voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]



See also: New York's 23rd congressional district elections, 2012

Reed won re-election in 2012, but due to New York's redistricting, he ran in the newly drawn 23rd district.[8] He was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party primaries and defeated Nate Shinagawa (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[9][10]

U.S. House, New York District 23 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Reed Incumbent 49.2% 137,669
     Democratic Nate Shinagawa 45.6% 127,535
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 5.2% 14,592
Total Votes 279,796
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Reed was elected to the United States House in a special election. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets. He defeated Matthew C. Zeller (D also running on the Working Families ticket)].[11]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 29 Special Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Reed 53.4% 112,314
     Democratic Matthew C. Zeller 41% 86,099
     Blank/Scattering 5.6% 11,732
Total Votes 210,145

Campaign donors


Tom Reed Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2012$438,443.98$293,675.79$(112,387.03)$619,732.74
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2012$690,992.23$188,623.56$(45,885.92)$833,729.87
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2012$833,729.87$164,170.79$(447,641.33)$810,114.51
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of Reed's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Reed was elected to the U.S. House in 2010 during a special election. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,082,565 and spent $1,045,658.[15]


Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Reed paid his congressional staff a total of $861,003 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[16]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, Reed's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $784,011 to $1,810,999. Averaging to a net worth of $1,297,505 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[17]

National Journal vote ratings


See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Reed tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 179th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[18]

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Reed and his wife Jean live with their children, Autumn and Will, in Corning, New York.[19]

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Owens
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 23
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Eric Massa
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 29
Succeeded by
Now Defunct
Preceded by
Mayor of Corning, New York
Succeeded by