Eliot Engel

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Eliot Engel
Eliot Engel, official photo portrait.jpg
Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
In office
January 3, 2019 – January 3, 2021
Preceded byEd Royce
Succeeded byGregory Meeks
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2021
Preceded byMario Biaggi
Succeeded byJamaal Bowman
Constituency19th district (1989–1993)
17th district (1993–2013)
16th district (2013–2021)
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 81st district
In office
March 7, 1977 – December 31, 1988
Preceded byAlan Hochberg
Succeeded byStephen B. Kaufman
Personal details
Eliot Lance Engel

(1947-02-18) February 18, 1947 (age 74)
New York City, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Patricia Ennis
EducationLehman College (BA, MA)
New York Law School (JD)

Eliot Lance Engel (/ˈɛŋɡəl/; born February 18, 1947) is an American politician. He was the U.S. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district from January 3, 2013 until January 3, 2021. Engel was first elected in the House in January 3, 1989. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

In 1977, Engel entered the special election for a seat in the New York State Assembly. He was the Liberal Party nominee in the special election, and on March 1, 1977, he defeated Democratic nominee Ted Weinstein and Republican nominee Arlene Siegel.[1]

In the 2020 election, Engel lost the Democratic nomination to school principal Jamaal Bowman in a highly contested primary re-election.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Engel, a Liberal, Barely Wins Race for Assembly in The New York Times on March 2, 1977 (subscription required)
  2. "New York Voters Can Send Some Promising New Faces to Congress". The New York Times. June 12, 2020.
  3. "Progressive newcomer Jamaal Bowman wins upset victory over longtime New York Rep Eliot Engel". Forbes. June 24, 2020.

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