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

  • District: 20th District, Capital District -- Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs
  • Residence: Amsterdam
  • Born: June 18, 1949; Amsterdam, N.Y.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Single
  • Education: Clarkson U., B.S. 1971 (mechanical and industrial engineering)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Montgomery County Board of Supervisors, 1976-83 (chairman, 1981); N.Y. Assembly, 1983-2007; New York State Energy Research Development Authority president, 2007-08; U.S. House, 2009-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy - Ranking Member; Oversight & Investigations)
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State Information: 20th District, Capital District -- Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (NY-20 representative) Paul Tonko (D, WFM, INDC) 203,401 68.4%
Robert Dieterich (R, C) 93,778 31.6%
2010 general (NY-21 representative) Paul Tonko (D) 124,889 59.2%
Theodore Danz (R) 85,752 40.7%
write-ins (WRI) 150 0.1%
2008 general (NY-21 representative) Paul Tonko (D, WFM) 171,286 62.1%
James Buhrmaster (R, C) 96,599 35%
Phillip Steck (INDC) 7,965 2.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 59% Mitt Romney: 39%
2008 Barack Obama: 59% John McCain: 41%

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