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Steven Jay Israel Edit Profile

United States Representative from New York

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.


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.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Writing, historical research.


Married Marlene Budd. Children: Carly, Elana.

Howard Israel

Madeline Israel

Marlene Budd

Carly Israel

Elana Israel