Former Congressman Peter T. King (R-Seaford) served 14 terms from 1993-2021. He is currently a consultant to Northwell Health.
During his years in Congress, Rep. King earned a reputation for being an independent leader who always fought for his constituents even if it meant bucking his own party. Following Superstorm Sandy, Rep. King battled fellow Republicans to secure $60.4 billion in emergency funding for storm victims.
Rep. King proved to be a staunch supporter of first responders as he again stood up to his own party to obtain vital healthcare for firefighters, police, EMTs and construction workers suffering from 9/11 illnesses.
Rep. King was also a leader in the battle against MS-13, bringing then-President Trump and Attorney General Sessions to Long Island, in 2017 and 2018, to address this important issue. This led to additional funding for local law enforcement to crush this murderous gang.
Congressman King also secured additional funding to combat deadly illnesses such as breast cancer, prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Congressman King was a member of the Homeland Security Committee (which he chaired from 2005-06 and from 2011-12) and Ranking Member of the Sub-Committee on Emergency Preparedness. He also served on the Financial Services and Foreign Affairs Committees.
A graduate of St. Francis College (Brooklyn) and Notre Dame Law School, Rep. King has otherwise lived in New York his entire life and has been a resident of Nassau County for more than 50 years. He and his wife Rosemary reside in Seaford and have two adult children and two grandchildren.
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