Lee Zeldin, U.S. Representative for New York

Lee Zeldin

U.S. Representative for New York

Lee Michael Zeldin was born in January 1980 in East Meadow, New York. He earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University at Albany, and later received a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.

He received an Army ROTC commission as a second lieutenant and served four years in the United States Army, first in the Military Intelligence Corps. He was deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He went on to serve as a prosecutor in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps and as a military magistrate. He transitioned from active duty to the Army Reserve, where he still serves with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He began the practice of law as an attorney for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, then began a private law practice. Zeldin served four years as a member of the New York Senate. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 and has retained that seat by winning reelection.

Zeldin is married to Diana and they have identical twin daughters. He is Jewish; his wife is Mormon.

In the News…

Thousands of supporters of President Trump protested election results and then cheered the president’s passing motorcade before marching from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court building. Members of the media have been sharply criticized by some lawmakers for failing to cover the rally and the violence against the Trump supporters that occurred once the evening came.

New York Representative Lee Zeldin wrote on Twitter, “The President’s supporters have a right to peacefully rally supporting POTUS just like his opponents have that same right. The physical assaults today by violent leftists targeting his supporters is abhorrent. The near total media blackout of the violence is terrible… and telling.”

As night fell, the relatively peaceful demonstrations in Washington turned from tense to violent. The counterdemonstrators sparked fights, at least one stabbing, and as many as 20 arrests.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Zeldin today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Lee Zeldin
Representative for New York
2441 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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