Chris Collins (politician)

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Chris Collins
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – October 1, 2019
Preceded byBrian Higgins
Succeeded byChris Jacobs
7th Executive of Erie County
In office
January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2011
Preceded byJoel Giambra
Succeeded byMark Poloncarz
Personal details
Christopher Carl Collins

(1950-05-20) May 20, 1950 (age 71)
Schenectady, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Collins
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 was the United States Representative for New York's 27th congressional district from 2013 through 2019.[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] On September 30, 2019, Collins announced his resignation from the House of Representatives effective on October 1, 2019.[4]

In December 2020, Collins was pardoned for his crimes by President Donald Trump.[5][6][7]

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 Archived 2016-03-29 at". 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. Ramey, Corinne (2019-09-30). "Rep. Chris Collins, Charged in Insider-Trading Case, Resigns". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  5. Brown, Pamela; Liptak, Kevin; Polantz, Katelyn (2020-12-22). "Trump announces wave of pardons, including Papadopoulos and former lawmakers Hunter and Collins". CNN. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  6. Mangan, Dan (2020-12-23). "Trump pardons 15, including people convicted in Mueller probe". CNBC. Retrieved 2020-12-23.
  7. "Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency". The White House. 2020-12-22. Archived from the original on 2020-12-23. Retrieved 2020-12-23.