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Steven Jay Israel

Steven Jay Israel, United States Representative from New York. Named Legislator of Year, United Jewish Appeal Federation New York, 2005; recipient Government Leadership award, United Cerebral Palsy Association Greater Suffolk, Inc., 2005, Interethnic Racial Harmony award, Foundation Ethnic Understanding, 2006.


  • Israel, Steven Jay was born on May 30, 1958 in Brooklyn. Son of Howard and Madeline Israel.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, 1978. Student, Syracuse University, New York, 1978—1979. Bachelor in Political Science, George Washington University, 1982.


    • Congressional aide Staff of United States Republican Richard Ottinger of New York, Washington, 1979-1983. Consultant Steve Israel Association, Huntington, New York, since 1985. Assistant county executive County of Suffolk, Hauppauge, 1988-1992.

      Member Huntington Town Board, 1993—2001. Executive director Institute on the Holocaust and Law, Huntington, 1998-2000. Member United States Congress from 2nd New York District, since 2001.

      Chairman Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), since 2011.


    • Great Jewish speeches throughout history
    • Great Jewish Speeches throughout History contains thirty-seven speeches by Jewish men and women who relied on the power of the spoken word to propel them through the turbulent currents of history.
    • Author/editor: Great Jewish Speeches, 1994.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Jewish


    Founder Center for Prejudice Reduction, Great Neck, New York, 1990. Director Pederson-Krag Center, Huntington, 1996. Founder, director Long Island Foreign Affairs Forum, Mingola, New York, 1998.

    Member of Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society, Sons of Italy (associate Purple Aster award 1999), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life).



    Writing, historical research.


    • Married Marlene Budd. Children: Carly, Elana.
    • father: Howard Israel
    • mother: Madeline Israel
    • spouse: Marlene Budd
    • children: Carly Israel
    • Elana Israel
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    Born March 30, 1958
    (age 58)
    • 1978
      Nassau Community College
    • 1982
      George Washington University
    • 1979 - 1983
      Congressional aide Staff of United States Republican Richard Ottinger of New York
      Washington, United States
    • 1985
      consultant, Steve Israel Association
      Huntington, West Virginia, United States
    • 1988 - 1992
      assistant, county executive County of Suffolk
      Hauppauge, New York, United States
    • 1993 - 2001
      member, Huntington Town Board
    • 1998
      executive, director Institute on the Holocaust and Law
      Huntington, West Virginia, United States
    • 2001
      member, United States Congress from 2nd New York District
    • 2011
      chairman, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
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