Nita M Lowey

Born:July 5, 1937 (age 83)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives 17th District New York, 1989-present
Assistant secretary of state, New York
Education:Mt. Holyoke College

Nita M. Lowey assumed office January 1989, representing New York's 20th District in the United States House of Representatives. After redistricting in 1991, Lowey was elected to serve New York's 18th District, and after redistricting in 2012, she was elected to serve New York's 17th District. Lowey announced in October 2019 that she would not run for reelection in 2020.

Lowey was born July 5, 1937, in the Bronx, in New York, New York. She completed her bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Prior to serving in Congress, Lowey served as the assistant secretary of state of the state of New York. She is the first woman and first New Yorker to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (2001 to 2003).

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