|Education:||A.B., Darmouth College|
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
Wendy Long was the 2016 nominee of the Republican Party, Conservative Party of New York State and Reform Party of the United States of America for the United States Senate in New York, but lost to Democratic incumbent Senator Chuck Schumer.
Long was born in 1960 in Worcester, Massachusetts. She received her A.B. from Dartmouth College. After graduation, she worked for Senator William L. Armstrong of Colorado and Senator Gordon J. Humphrey of New Hampshire, and was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute. She earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1995. After law school, she served as a law clerk for Judge Ralph K. Winter at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York and at the United States Supreme Court for Justice Clarence Thomas. She worked in the private sector as an associate and then a litigation partner at a New York law firm, then as general counsel of the Judicial Confirmation Network.
In 2012, Long was the nominee for the Republican Party and the Conservative Party of New York State, but lost to incumbent Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.