Congressman Peter T. King, a Republican, is serving his eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. King is Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee and also serves on the Financial Services Committee. Congressman King has been a leader in the ongoing effort to have Homeland Security funding based on threat analysis and is a strong supporter of the war against international terrorism, both at home and abroad. Congressman King was a co-author of the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (H.R 4437) which passed the House in 2005 and is the most comprehensive legislation against illegal immigration to pass the House in two decades.
During his years in Congress, Rep. King has attained a reputation for being well-informed and independent. The New York Daily News has said that ï¿½Pete King is as a knowledgeable as they come about terrorism and the need for emergency preparedness,ï¿½ while the New York Post has credited Rep. King as being ï¿½smart and solid and a long time student of terrorism and homeland security matters.ï¿½ Even Newsday has admitted that Congressman King is a ï¿½stand-up guy who isnï¿½t shy about tangling with the powerful, even those in his own party. King has become a national figure who delivers for the region and his district.ï¿½
Prior to serving in Congress, Pete King was elected to three terms as the Comptroller of Nassau County. Before serving in county government, Rep. King had extensive experience as a practicing attorney and civic leader. He began his political career in November 1977 by winning election to the Hempstead Town Council. He is the author of three published novels, Terrible Beauty,Deliver Us From Evil and Vale of Tears which are based upon his political experiences.
Peter T. King was born on April 5, 1944 and is a graduate of St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is a lifelong resident of New York and has lived in Nassau County for almost 40 years. Rep. King and his wife, Rosemary, reside in Seaford. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.