Eliot Engel facts for kids
|Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee|
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Ed Royce|
|Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
January 3, 1989
|Preceded by||Mario Biaggi|
|Constituency||19th district (1989–1993)
17th district (1993–2013)
16th district (2013–present)
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 81st district
March 7, 1977 – December 31, 1988
|Preceded by||Alan Hochberg|
|Succeeded by||Stephen B. Kaufman|
Eliot Lance Engel
February 18, 1947
New York City, U.S.
|Education||Lehman College (BA, MA)
New York Law School (JD)
Eliot Lance Engel (//; born February 18, 1947) is an American politician. He is the U.S. Representative for NY's 16th congressional district since January 3, 2013. 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.
In the 2020 election, Engel lost the Democratic nomination to school principal Jamaal Bowman in a highly contested primary re-election.
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