Rate your officials.

Transparency exists here.

Browse Officials Add Official


Quick Facts

Senator (Class 3)

New York

Democratic

Current

starts 01/03/1999

ends in 2017

Biography

Charles Ellis “Chuck” Schumer (/ˈʃuːmər/; born November 23, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected in 1998, he defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D’Amato by a margin of 55%–44%. Schumer was re-elected in 2004 by a margin of 71%–24% and in 2010 by a margin of 66%–33%.
Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Schumer served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999. He represented New York’s 16th congressional district, which was later redistricted to the 10th congressional district in 1983 and to the 9th congressional district in 1993. A native of Brooklyn and graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly, serving from 1975 to 1980.
Schumer was chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2009, in which post he oversaw a total of 14 Democratic gains in the Senate in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Elected Vice Chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the Senate, in 2006, he is the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, behind Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin. In November 2010, he was also chosen to hold the additional role of chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee starting at the opening of the 112th Congress.

Write a Review

All reviews for Chuck Schumer, Senator

Other Images

Found nothing in 705-Chuck Schumer, Senator

In Our System

  • Lucille Roybal-Allard

    Lucille Roybal-AllardCongresswoman

    Lucille Roybal-Allard (born June 12, 1941) is the U.S. Representative for California's 40th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1993. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Since redistricting in 2010, the district no longer includes downtown Los Angeles. ...
  • Roger Hernandez

    Roger HernandezRepresentative

    [Wikipedia] Roger Hernández is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 57th district, encompassing parts of the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County. [More info ...
  • Mark Warner

    Mark WarnerSenator

    Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American politician and businessman, currently serving as the senior United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Warner ...
  • Lois Capps

    Lois CappsCongresswoman

    Lois Capps (born January 10, 1938) is the U.S. Representative for California's 24th congressional district, serving in Congress since 2003. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Her current district includes all of San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County and a ...
  • Dana Rohrabacher

    Dana RohrabacherCongressman

    Dana Tyrone Rohrabacher (born June 21, 1947) is the U.S. Representative for California's 48th congressional district, and previously the 46th, 45th and 42nd, serving since 1989. He is a member of the Republican Party. Rohrabacher's district covers the areas of Huntington ...