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Republican Women to Watch in 2020: Claudia Tenney

Republican Women to Watch in 2020: Claudia Tenney
Posted: Jul 22, 2020
Categories: Profiles, Candidates
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Republican Nominee for U.S. Congress, New York's 22nd District

Claudia Tenney is an attorney, businesswoman and advocate for the 22nd Congressional District in New York. Her insight into public service has been shaped by experiences far beyond politics, from raising her son as a single mother to juggling the demands of running a small business.

Claudia was elected to Congress in November 2016 to represent New York’s 22nd District which encompasses eight counties in Upstate New York. Prior to her election to Congress, Claudia represented portions of the 22nd District for six years in the New York State Assembly. She narrowly lost reelection to her congressional seat in 2018 and is focused on returning to the U.S. Congress in a campaign she calls “The Great American Comeback.”

As a member of the New York Assembly, Claudia sponsored legislation to eliminate the state personal income tax. As an ardent defender of the Second Amendment, she was the first to sponsor a bill to fully repeal New York’s SAFE Act, Governor Cuomo’s unconstitutional gun bill. As a member of Congress, Claudia fought for the hardworking families, small business owners and family farmers in Upstate New York while routinely working across the aisle, finding common ground with Democrats to get results for her constituents.

A graduate of Colgate University and the Taft College of Law at the University of Cincinnati, Claudia is the co-owner of Mid-York Press, Inc., a commercial printing and manufacturing firm started by her maternal grandfather in 1946 in Hamilton, Madison County.

Early in her career, Claudia was the only American employed by the Consulate General of Yugoslavia. She acted as intermediary between ABC Sports and the Yugoslavian government leading up to the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

Claudia is a member of Broome County Republican Women’s Club. To learn more about her campaign, visit her website or Facebook page.


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