Congressman Tom Suozzi
Tom Suozzi, a CPA and attorney, is the Congressman representing New York’s Third Congressional District, which covers northern portions of Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. He currently serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee, is Vice-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, Co-Chair of the bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus.
Tom previously served as mayor of his hometown, Glen Cove, NY from 1994-2001 and as the Nassau County Executive from 2002-2009.
Tom is a New Kind of Old-Fashioned Democrat. He shares values from Democrats like President Kennedy and applies them to today’s challenges. Tom values compassion for those less fortunate, support for a hard working middle class, and a faith rooted in welcoming the stranger. He believes in fiscal responsibility, a strong national defense, and healthcare reform. Tom cares for the environment as part of God’s divine creation and he fights for his constuituents because it’s how he was raised.
In Congress, Tom introduced legislation for all veterans to receive free mental health treatment and has worked to improve the facilities at the Northport VA, including the construction of affordable assisted living for veterans.
As co-chair of the Long Island Sound Caucus, Tom secured eight million dollars in funding to help clean and protect the Long Island Sound and he worked with Republicans and Democrats to pass legislation to increase funding by $34 million to help expedite the clean-up of contaminated groundwater at the Navy-Grumman plume in Bethpage.
Tom has co-sponsored 16 common sense gun safety reform legislation, including a ban on military-style assault weapons and closing the loopholes on background checks and he believes we should strengthen border security while creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who stay out of trouble.
Knowing his constituents pay the highest property taxes in the country, when Republicans in Congress pushed a tax bill that eliminates the federal deduction for state and local taxes that would raise taxes on New York families, Tom fought back and secured a ten-thousand-dollar deduction for state and local taxes.
Tom resides in Glen Cove with his wife Helene and their three children, Caroline, Joseph, and Michael.