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Eliot Engel
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Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Ed Royce
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
Assumed office
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
In office
March 7, 1977 – December 31, 1988
Preceded by Alan Hochberg
Succeeded by Stephen B. Kaufman
Personal details
Born
Eliot Lance Engel

February 18, 1947 (1947-02-18) (age 73)
New York City, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Patricia Ennis
Children 3
Education Lehman College (BA, MA)
New York Law School (JD)

Eliot Lance Engel (/ˈɛŋɡəl/; 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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