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Tim Bishop


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2003
Preceded by Felix Grucci

Born June 1, 1950 (1950-06-01) (age 59)
Southampton, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kathy Bishop
Children Molly Bishop
Meghan Bishop
Residence Southampton, New York
Alma mater College of the Holy Cross, Long Island University
Occupation college administrator
Religion Roman Catholic

Timothy H. "Tim" Bishop (born June 1, 1950) is a politician from New York and the current Congressman for New York's 1st congressional district, which includes most of Central and Eastern Suffolk County, including most of Smithtown, as well as the entirety of the towns of Brookhaven, Riverhead, Southold, Southampton, East Hampton, and Shelter Island. The district of encompasses wealthy enclaves such as the Hamptons, middle class suburban towns such as Selden, Centereach and Lake Grove, working class neighborhoods such as Mastic and Riverhead and rural farming communities such as Mattituck and Jamesport on the North Fork.

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Early life, career, and family

Bishop was born on June 1, 1950 in Southampton, New York and graduated with a bachelor's degree from The College of the Holy Cross and a master's degree from Long Island University. Bishop is among the 12th generation of Bishops to live in Southampton. He served as the long-time Provost of Southampton College. Bishop began working at Southampton College in 1973 as an admissions counselor and rose rapidly through the ranks. During his 29 years at the College, he served in administrative positions touching almost every aspect of college life, from institutional research and planning, to financial aid and enrollment services, student activities, personnel, community relations and fundraising.

Bishop is married to Kathryn, founder and director of The Children's School Early Childhood program at Southampton College, and has two daughters, Molly and Meghan.

Political career

In his first political race in 2002, Bishop ran as a Democrat against Republican Congressman Felix J. Grucci, Jr.. During the campaign, Grucci ran radio ads accusing Bishop of falsifying rape statistics at the college, but his claims were based on articles from a college newspaper that contained numerous inaccuracies. Grucci refused to repudiate the ads, and Bishop won the election by less than 3,000 votes.[1]

Bishop's victory was one of only two in 2002 that had a non-incumbent Democrat beating an incumbent Republican.

As of 2007, Bishop serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Committee on Education and Labor and Committee on the Budget. He is Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. Congressman Bishop gave leadership to the bipartisan coalition of elected officials and community advocates that saved the 106th Air Rescue Wing located at Gabreski Airport from being shut down by the Pentagon’s base closure commission. [2] He also successfully led the opposition to a plan that would have dumped more than twenty million cubic yards of contaminated dredge waste in the Long Island Sound. [3] He has pushed forward the Democratic Party's efforts to increase college affordability.[4][5]

Bishop received an "A" on the Drum Major Institute's 2008 Congressional Scorecard on Middle Class Values[6] on middle-class issues.

In the 2008 election, Bishop was challenged by the officially-endorsed Republican candidate Lee Zeldin, but was re-elected. He endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination for President [7]

Rep. Tim Bishop (at podium)
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Committee assignments

References

External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Felix Grucci
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

2003 – present
Incumbent
United States order of precedence
Preceded by
Rob Bishop
United States Representatives by seniority Succeeded by
Marsha Blackburn

Tim Bishop
File:Tim Bishop, official photo portrait,

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2003
Preceded by Felix Grucci

Born June 1, 1950 (1950-06-01) (age 60)
Southampton, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kathy Bishop
Children Molly Bishop
Meghan Bishop
Residence Southampton, New York
Alma mater College of the Holy Cross, Long Island University
Occupation college administrator
Religion Roman Catholic
Website U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop

Timothy H. "Tim" Bishop (born June 1, 1950) is a politician from New York and the current Congressman for New York's 1st congressional district, which includes most of Central and Eastern Suffolk County, including most of Smithtown, as well as the entirety of the towns of Brookhaven, Riverhead, Southold, Southampton, East Hampton, and Shelter Island. The district encompasses wealthy enclaves such as the Hamptons, middle class suburban towns such as Selden, Centereach and Lake Grove, working class neighborhoods such as Mastic and Riverhead and rural farming communities such as Mattituck and Jamesport on the North Fork.

Contents

Early life, career, and family

Bishop was born on June 1, 1950 in Southampton, New York and graduated with a bachelor's degree from The College of the Holy Cross and a master's degree from Long Island University. Bishop is an initiate of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Bishop is among the 12th generation of Bishops to live in Southampton. He served as the long-time Provost of Southampton College. Bishop began working at Southampton College in 1973 as an admissions counselor and rose rapidly through the ranks. During his 29 years at the College, he served in administrative positions touching almost every aspect of college life, from institutional research and planning, to financial aid and enrollment services, student activities, personnel, community relations and fundraising.

Political career

Committee assignments

Bishop received an "A" on the Drum Major Institute's 2008 Congressional Scorecard on Middle Class Values[1] on middle-class issues.

Bishop gave leadership to the bipartisan coalition of elected officials and community advocates that saved the 106th Air Rescue Wing located at Gabreski Airport from being shut down by the Pentagon’s base closure commission. [2] He also successfully led the opposition to a plan that would have dumped more than twenty million cubic yards of contaminated dredge waste in the Long Island Sound. [3] He has pushed forward the Democratic Party's efforts to increase college affordability.[4][5]

Political campaigns

2002

In his first political race, Bishop ran as a Democrat against Republican Congressman Felix J. Grucci, Jr.. During the campaign, Grucci ran radio ads accusing Bishop of falsifying rape statistics at the college, but his claims were based on articles from a college newspaper that contained numerous inaccuracies. Grucci refused to repudiate the ads, and Bishop won the election by less than 3,000 votes.[6] Bishop's victory was one of only two that year which had a non-incumbent Democrat beating an incumbent Republican.

2008

Bishop was challenged by the officially-endorsed Republican candidate Lee Zeldin, but was re-elected. He endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination for President.[7]

2010

Bishop is being challenged by Republican Randy Altschuler, a local businessman.

Personal life

Bishop is married to Kathryn, founder and director of The Children's School Early Childhood program at Southampton College, and has two daughters, Molly and Meghan.

References

External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Felix Grucci
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from [[New York's 1Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: congressional district]]

2003 – present
Incumbent
United States order of precedence
Preceded by
Rob Bishop
United States Representatives by seniority Succeeded by
Marsha Blackburn

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