US Congressman Nydia Velazquez

Name : Nydia Velazquez
Party : Democrat
State : New York
District : 12
In Office : 1992 - Present
Religion : Roman Catholic
Birth Date : 3/28/1953
Birth Place : Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Education : Graduated magna cum laude from University of Puerto Rico (1974); Master's degree in Political Science from New York University (1978);
Previous Political Experience : In 1983, she was appointed Special Assistant to Representative Edolphus Towns (D-Brooklyn). In 1984, she became the first Latina appointed to serve as a member of the New York City Council. In 1986, she served as the Director of the Department of Puert
Previous Occupation : University professor for many years, first in the University of Puerto Rico's Humacao branch (197681) and then at New York's Hunter College (198183)
Positions that we are tracking for this rep: Abortion, China, Cuba, Debt, Deficit, Spending, and the Size of Government, Education, Energy and the Environment, Ethics, Gay Marriage, Guantanamo Bay, Health Care, Homeland Security, Immigration, International Aid, Iran, Libya, Net Neutrality, Race Relations, Social Security, Stem Cell Research, TARP, TARP and GM, Taxes, The American Jobs Act, The Constitution, The Economy, The Paul Ryan Plan, The Second Amendment, The Stimulus, The War in Afghanistan, The War in Iraq, Trade Policy, Unions, Welfare and Unemployment

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District Map for House Distrct 12 in New York