Congressman Peter T. King, J.D.
Representative for the Third Congressional District, Nassau County, N.Y.; Chairman, House Homeland Security Committee
Congressman Peter T. King is serving his seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was first elected in 1992 and represents New York's Third District.
Representative King has extensive Homeland Security credentials. Rep. King is Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and also serves on the International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation. Congressman King has also been a leader in the ongoing effort to have more Homeland Security funding based on threat analysis and is a strong supporter of the war against international terrorism, both at home and abroad.
During his years in Congress, Rep. King has attained a reputation for his independence, integrity, and patriotism. Calling Rep. King a "profile in courage", the Long Island newspaper, Newsday, has said "King's outspoken integrity sets him apart... He says what he means and means what he says - a rare trait in Washington"; The New York Daily News says of Rep. King, "Straight talk is King's strength. He is the one congressman with his head on straight and his patriotism intact…"
Prior to serving in Congress, Pete King was elected to three terms as the Comptroller of Nassau County. Before serving in county government, Rep. King had extensive experience as a practicing attorney and civic leader. He began his political career in November 1977 by winning election to the Hempstead Town Council. He is the author of three published novels, "Terrible Beauty," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Vale of Tears," which are based upon his political experiences.
Peter T. King was born on April 5, 1944 and is a graduate of St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is a lifelong resident of New York and has lived in Nassau County for more than 40 years. Rep. King and his wife, Rosemary, reside in Seaford. They have two adult children, Sean and Erin, and one grandson.