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Ed Towns currently serves the 10th Congressional district of New York

Edolphus "Ed" Towns is a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, representing the 10th District of New York (map) based in Brooklyn. He has served in the House since 1983.

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Ed Towns voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Towns voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Bio

Background

Towns was born July 21, 1934 in Chadbourn, North Carolina. he recieved his B.S. from North Carolina A&T State University in 1956 and his Master's in social work from Adelphi University in 1973. Prior to serving in Congress, he was a teacher in the New York City Public School System, and a professor at Fordham University and Evers University. Towns was in the Army from 1956-58, and was Deputy Hospital Adminstrator, Beth Israel Medical Center from 1965-71

Congressional Career

Towns was first elected in 1982, and is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Jonathan H. Anderson to face Towns in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Towns retained his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00001082&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Ed Towns
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Executive Committee, Albanian Issues Caucus
  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Congressional Competitiveness Caucus
  • Co-Chair, Congressional Glaucoma Caucus
  • Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus
  • Congressional Urban Caucus

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Boy Scouts Advisory Council
  • Kiwanis
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
  • Salvation Army

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Ed Towns. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
2232 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3210
Phone: 202-225-5936
Fax: 202-225-1018
Web Email
Website

District Office- Brooklyn:
1670 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11213-1251
Phone: 718-774-5682
Fax:

District Office- Brooklyn:
26 Court Street, Suite 1510
Brooklyn, NY 11241-0102
Phone: 718-855-8018
Fax:

District Office- Brooklyn:
1110 Pennsylvania Avenue, Store 5
Brooklyn, NY 11207-9061
Phone: 718-272-1175
Fax:

Articles and Resources

Resources

Articles

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Executive Committee, Albanian Issues Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Competitiveness Caucus, Congressional Glaucoma Caucus, Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus, Congressional Urban Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on Government Management Organization and Procurement,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 1982
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1983
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Brooklyn Borough Deputy President,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 1670 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213-1251
Phone: 718-774-5682 / Fax:
2. 26 Court Street, Suite 1510, Brooklyn, NY 11241-0102
Phone: 718-855-8018 / Fax:
3. 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue, Store 5, Brooklyn, NY 11207-9061
Phone: 718-272-1175 / Fax:




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Date of Birth: July 21, 1934


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