Name: Peter King
Bio: King has served 10 House terms and is chairman of the house Homeland Security Commttee. He has associated himself with a number of military issues including U.S. action in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He backed the Patriot Act, and the creation of the Homeland Security Department. He has been critical of proposals to close Guantanamo Bay and his committee has held hearings homegrown Islamic terrorists.
Education: Graduate of St. Francis College, Brooklyn and Notre Dame Law School.
Opponent: Vivianne Falcone
District: The new Second Congressional District