Chris Collins (politician)

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Chris Collins
Chris Collins official photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded byBrian Higgins
7th Executive of Erie County
In office
January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2011
Preceded byJoel Giambra
Succeeded byMark Poloncarz
Personal details
Born
Christopher Carl Collins

(1950-05-20) May 20, 1950 (age 69)
Schenectady, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Collins
Children3
EducationNorth Carolina State University (BS)
University of Alabama at Birmingham (MBA)
WebsiteHouse website

Christopher Carl Collins (born May 20, 1950) is an American politician. He is a member of the Republican Party. He has been the United States Representative for New York's 27th congressional district since 2013.[1]

Collins was the first sitting congressman to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States.[2]

Collins and his son, Cameron, were arrested by the FBI on August 8, 2018, and charged with insider trading and lying to the FBI.[3] Three days later, Collins announced he was ending his bid for a fourth term.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Representative Chris Collins's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
  2. Zremski, Jerry. "Chris Collins becomes first sitting member of Congress to endorse Trump". The Buffalo News. February 24, 2016.
  3. Erica Ordin and Maegan Vazquez. "New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins indicted on insider trading charges", CNN, August 8, 2018
  4. Meagan Vazquez; Eric Bradner (August 11, 2018). "Chris Collins suspends re-election campaign following insider trading charges". CNN.