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Nydia Velázquez's Biography

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 7, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Working Families for U.S. House (NY) - District 7

Contact Information

Campaign


275 Conover Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: 347-294-4028

265 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone: 347-294-4028

500 Pearl Street, Suite 973
New York, NY 10007

266 Broadway, Suite 201
Brooklyn, NY 11211

2302 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Nydia M. Velázquez

Gender:

Female

Family:

Divorced: Paul

Birth Date:

03/22/1953

Birth Place:

Yabucoa, Puerto Rico

Home City:

Brooklyn, NY

Religion:

Roman Catholic

MA, Political Science, New York University, 1976

BA, Political Science, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, 1974

Representative, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 7, 2013-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 7, 2018, 2020

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 12, 1993-2013

Council Member, New York City Council, 1984-1986

Chair, Business and Economic Development Task Force

Member, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

Member, Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues

Member, Congressional Census Caucus

Member, Congressional Children's Caucus

Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Member, Congressional Jobs and Fair Trade Caucus

Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Member, Congressional Urban Caucus

Member, Education, Immigration and Livable Communities Task Force

Member, Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Caucus

Former Member, Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Member, House Democratic Caucus

Former Member, Housing and Insurance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Older Americans Caucus

Member, Out of Iraq Caucus

National Director, Puerto Rico Department of Labor, Migration Division Office, 1989-1992

Director, Department of Puerto Rican Community Affairs in the United States, 1986-1989

Special Assistant, Congressman Edolphus Towns, 1983

Professor, Hunter College, The City University of New York, 1981-1983

Professor, University of Puerto Rico, 1976-1981

No organizational membership information on file.

Astrological Sign:

Aries

Awards:

-Woman of the Year, Hispanic Business Magazine, 2003

Father's Occupation:

Local Political Activist

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