Susan Molinari

Born:March 27, 1958 (age 66)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1990-1997
State:New York
Education:SUNY Albany (now the University at Albany, The State University of New York)

Susan Molinari was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1990 to 1997, representing New York's 13th and 14th districts.

Molinari was born March 27, 1958, in Staten Island, New York. Her father was Republican politician Guy Molinari and her grandfather was Republican politician S. Robert Molinari. Molinari graduated from SUNY Albany (now called the University at Albany, The State University of New York). She served on the New York City Council from 1986 to 1990.

In 1990, Molinari won a special election to represent New York's 14th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, replacing her father, who retired to become Staten Island borough president. After redistricting, she was elected in 1993 to serve New York's 13th district in the U.S. House, serving until she resigned in 1997 to become a television journalist for CBS.

Since leaving office, Molinari has co-hosted the news program "CBS This Morning," hosted a public affairs show called "The Flipside," been a guest commentator on political talk shows, and worked as a lobbyist and consultant. In February 2012, she was named Google Inc.'s vice president of public policy and government relations. She is married to former U.S. Representative Bill Paxon.

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