Claudia Tenney

Born:February 4, 1961 (age 59)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2017-2019
New York State Assembly, 2011-2017
Education:Colgate University
Taft College of Law at the University of Cincinnati

Claudia Tenney served in the U.S. House of Representatives for New York's 22nd congressional district from 2017 to 2019. She lost her 2018 re-election bid.

Tenney was born February 4, 1961. She is the daughter of former New York State Supreme Court Justice John R. Tenney. She graduated from Colgate University in 1983 and from the Taft College of Law at the University of Cincinnati.

Tenney is co-owner and legal counsel to Mid-York Press, Inc., a commercial printing and manufacturing firm started by her maternal grandfather in 1946, and maintains an active private law practice. She is a frequent guest on Fox Business and has been published in the New York Post, Washington Times and National Review. She is also a frequent guest on Live from the State Capitol with host Fred Dicker and the John Gomez Show on Long Island News Radio. She has appeared on the Sean Hannity Show, Laura Ingraham Show, the David Webb Show, Wilkow Majority and the Monica Crowley Show.

Tenney represented the 101st Assembly District of the New York State Assembly from 2011 to 2017, the district's first assemblywoman. Prior to that, she served as chief of staff and legal counsel for her predecessor in the assembly, David Townsend, from 2003 to 2009.

For information on Tenney's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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