TONKO, Paul, a Representative from New York; born in Amsterdam, Montgomery
County, N.Y., June 18, 1949; graduated from Amsterdam High School, Amsterdam,
N.Y., 1967; B.S., Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y., 1971; public works
engineer; state transportation agency employee; member of the Montgomery
County, N.Y. board of supervisors, 1976-1983; chairman, Montgomery County, N.Y.
board of supervisors, 1981; member of the New York state assembly, 1983-2007;
president, New York state energy research and development authority, 2007-2008;
elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the four succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).