NY-24: John Katko (R)
First elected to Congress in 2014 and re-elected in 2016 and 2018, John Katko is a former federal prosecutor and Central New York native.
Katko spent over 20 years in his role as an assistant U.S. attorney.
In Congress, Katko serves on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the Homeland Security Committee, where he chairs the Transportation Security Subcommittee. During his first term, he was ranked the most productive freshman member in all of Congress, with 15 bipartisan bills passed by the House and six signed into law.
He attended Bishop Ludden High School in Syracuse and graduated cum laude from both Niagara University and Syracuse University College of Law. Shortly after law school, he began his career in public service as an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and then with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served 20 years.
He served as a special assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia and then with the DOJ’s Criminal Division, Narcotic & Dangerous Drug Section in Washington, D.C., before he and his wife, Robin, returned home to Central New York to raise their family. Based in Syracuse, he served as supervisor of the Narcotics Section before rising to the concurrent positions of narcotics chief, Organized Drug Enforcement Task Force coordinator, Binghamton Office supervisor, team leader, and grand jury coordinator.
In January 2014, he retired from the U.S. Department of Justice to run for Congress.
He and his wife Robin reside in Camillus, N.Y., with their three sons and black lab, Sadie.
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