NY-22: Claudia Tenney (R)
Claudia Tenney is an attorney and businesswoman. She was elected to Congress in November 2016 to represent New York’s 22nd District which encompasses eight counties in Upstate New York. Prior to her election to Congress, Claudia represented portions of the 22nd District for six years in the New York State Assembly.
Tenney graduated from Colgate University and the Taft College of Law at the University of Cincinnati. She is the co-owner of Mid-York Press, Inc., a commercial printing and manufacturing firm started by her maternal grandfather in 1946 in Hamilton, Madison County. Mid-York Press currently employs nearly 80 people in the Chenango County community of Sherburne.
Tenney was the only American employed by the Consulate General of Yugoslavia. She has remained active with friends and colleagues from the former Yugoslav Consulate and with the Bosnian refugee population in the Utica area. She also published and produced the first Bosnian newspaper in Utica, which is home to the largest Bosnian population in the nation.
Tenney sponsored legislation to eliminate the state personal income tax. She was the first to sponsor a bill to fully repeal New York’s SAFE Act, Governor Cuomo’s gun bill.
Tenney is the daughter of the late Cynthia and the late Honorable John R. Tenney – who served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of New York in the Fifth Judicial District from 1969 through 2003. She is the mother of 2013 U.S. Naval Academy Graduate, Trey Cleary who is now serving as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps
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