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Representative, District 1U.S. House of RepresentativesNovember 8, 2016New York General Election

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November 8, 2016New York General Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesRepresentative, District 1

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About this office

Representatives are elected to two-year terms to represent the people of a specific congressional district in the federal government. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and are responsible for approving federal taxes.
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Democratic, Working Families, Women's Equality
Southampton Town Supervisor; founder and executive director of not-for-profit child care and social service agencies
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  • Reign in wasteful spending and rewrite the tax code to shift the burden off of middle class taxpayers and families.
  • Pass common sense gun safety laws to protect our children and our communities.
  • Keep the promise of Medicare and Social Security to ensure that hardworking Americans can age with the dignity they deserve.
Profession:Southampton Town Supervisor; founder and executive director of not-for-profit child care and social service agencies
Executive Director, Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center (not availanot availa)
Supervisor, Town of Southampton, New York — Elected position (2007current)
Columbia University M.A., public administration and international affairs (2004)
American University Bachelor's, business administration and international affairs (1982)
  • Sierra Club
  • Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly
  • Emily’s List
  • Representative Kathleen Rice
  • Representative Joe Crowley
  • Representative Jerrold Nadler
  • Representative Carolyn Maloney
  • Representative Paul Tonko
  • Representative Steny Hoyer
  • United Autoworkers Reagion 9A
  • Tom Dinapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York
  • Steve Snair, Smithtown Democratic Committee Chair
  • Southampton Town Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association
  • Senator Kristen Gillibrand
  • Senator Chris Murphy
  • Representative Steve Israel
  • Jim Dougherty, Shelter Island Town Supervisor
  • Donald Louchheim, Sagaponack Village Mayor
  • Doc Spencer, Suffolk County Legislator
  • Fred Thiele, 1st District Assemblyman
  • Gary Vegliante, West Hampton Dunes Village Mayor
  • Gordon Herr, Southampton Democratic Party Chair
  • Heather Reylek, Shelter Island Democratic Committee Chair
  • Jay Schneiderman, Southampton Town Supervisor
  • Bill Lindsay, Suffolk County Legislator
  • Art Tillman, Southold Democratic Committee Chair
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • New York State Association of Letter Carriers
  • New York State Council of Machinists
  • National Women’s Political Caucus
  • Tri-State Maxed-Out Women
  • National Organization of Women
  • Equality Long Island
  • Heat and Frost Insulators Local 12
  • Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
  • Council for a Livable World
  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division 269
  • Judith Hope, Former East Hampton Town Supervisor
  • Elaine Turley, Former Smithtown Democratic Committee Chair
  • Former Representative Carolyn McCarthy
  • Former Representative Tim Bishop
  • Butch Langhorn, Former Riverhead Democratic Committee Chair
Total money raised: $3,896,190

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
J Street
$28,045
2
Bloomberg LP
$27,000
3
Discovery Land Company
$21,600
4
TwinFocus Capital
$16,450
5
Renaissance Technologies
$16,350

By State:

New York 74.50%
District of Columbia 7.09%
California 4.98%
Massachusetts 1.54%
Other 11.90%
74.50%11.90%

By Size:

Large contributions (87.39%)
Small contributions (12.61%)
87.39%12.61%

By Type:

From organizations (12.37%)
From individuals (87.63%)
12.37%87.63%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Middle Class Plan

Summary

Anna Throne-Holst is committed to supporting middle class taxpayers and families in Congress, just as she did on the local level.

  •  Cut taxes for middle-class families and pay for it by eliminating special-interest loopholes for the wealthy and large corporations.
  • Audit the budget to root out wasteful spending in Congress like she did in Southampton to earn a AAA tax saving bond rating.
  • Create partnerships between our universities and the private sector to build training and job programs.
  • Invest in infrastructure and mass transit to create high-paying jobs and help reduce commute times.
  • Make college affordable for all Americans by lowering interest rates, expanding tax credits, and making state and community colleges debt free.
  • Invest in affordable childcare programs so middleclass families can afford to raise a family while working or attending school here on Long Island.
  • Stop trade deals that send our jobs overseas and hurt our country’s economy.

 

Reducing Gun Violence

Summary

Anna Throne-Holst is committed to keeping our communities safe from the threat of gun violence. In Congress, she will support common-sense gun safety laws while ensuring the rights of law-abiding gun owners are not infringed upon.

Anna will fight to close the gun-show loophole and require background checks for those purchasing a gun. She is committed to doing real work to keep guns out of the hands of violent felons, domestic violence abusers, individuals suffering from mental illness and suspected terrorists. She is also committed to finally regulating the high-impact assault weapons that have too often been used to commit mass shootings across the United States.

Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform
Attorney & Elected Official
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Profession:Attorney & Elected Official
Major, U.S. Army Reserves (2007current)
Member, U.S. House of Representatives — Elected position (2015current)
Senator, New York State Senate — Elected position (20112014)
Attorney, Private Practice (20082010)
Active-Duty Officer, U.S. Army (20032007)
Albany Law School J.D. (2003)
State University of New York at Albany B.A. (2001)
Total money raised: $4,394,715

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates
$52,850
2
Elliott Management
$37,083
3
Blackstone
$30,000
4
Gershow Recycling
$20,000
5
Campolo, Middleton & McCormick
$16,092

By State:

New York 51.16%
District of Columbia 10.50%
Virginia 6.65%
California 5.77%
Other 25.92%
51.16%10.50%25.92%

By Size:

Large contributions (90.83%)
Small contributions (9.17%)
90.83%9.17%

By Type:

From organizations (30.60%)
From individuals (69.40%)
30.60%69.40%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

News

The Congressional Race Comes to Montauk — October 17, 2016 East End Beacon
Zeldin Soars, Even as Trump Camp Withers — October 13, 2016 East Hampton Star
Congressional candidate hosts forum on gun violence — October 1, 2016 News 12 Long Island

Videos

Complete Debate: Congressional District 1 — November 4, 2016 News12 Long Island

Complete in-studio debate between Anna Throne-Holst and Lee Zeldin.

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