51 Facts About Anthony Weiner


Anthony David Weiner is an American former politician who served as the US representative for from 1999 until his resignation in 2011.


Anthony Weiner ran again in 2013, placing fifth in the Democratic primary.


In 2017, Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor and was sentenced to 21 months in prison.


Anthony Weiner began serving his federal prison sentence the same year and was released in 2019.


Anthony Weiner was born in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the middle son of Jewish parents, Mort Anthony Weiner, a lawyer, and his wife, Frances, a public high school math teacher.


Anthony Weiner's younger brother, Jason, is a chef and co-owner of several New York restaurants.


Anthony Weiner took the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, an examination used to determine admission to all but one of New York City's specialized high schools, and was admitted to Brooklyn Technical High School, from which he graduated in 1981.

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Anthony Weiner's interests turned towards politics; he became active in student government and was named most effective student senator.


Anthony Weiner worked in Schumer's Washington, DC office for three years, then transferred to the district office in Brooklyn in 1988, when Schumer encouraged him to become involved in local politics.


Anthony Weiner was considered a long-shot because he faced strong competition in the Democratic primary elections from two other candidates who had better local name recognition and funding.


Anthony Weiner narrowly won the primary, besting Adele Cohen by fewer than 200 votes.


Anthony Weiner was 27 years old when he became the youngest councilman in the city's history.


Anthony Weiner started a program to put at-risk and troubled teens to work cleaning up graffiti, and he backed development plans that helped revive the historic Sheepshead Bay area.


In 1998, Anthony Weiner ran for Congress from New York's 9th congressional district, which was the seat held by his mentor, Chuck Schumer, who had run successfully for the US Senate.


Anthony Weiner won the Democratic primary election, which was tantamount to election in the heavily Democratic district that included parts of southern Brooklyn and south and central Queens.


Anthony Weiner was critical of the 2009 Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits the use of taxpayer funds for abortions, calling it "unnecessary and divisive" and saying it would prevent health insurers from offering abortion coverage regardless of whether an individual uses federal funds to purchase an insurance plan.


Anthony Weiner received an "A" on the Drum Major Institute's 2005 Congressional Scorecard on middle-class issues.


In June 2008, Anthony Weiner sponsored a bill to increase the number of O-visas available to foreign fashion models, arguing that it would help boost the fashion industry in New York City.


Anthony Weiner criticized UN diplomats for failing to pay parking tickets in New York City, claiming foreign nations owed $18,000,000 to the city.


Anthony Weiner attracted widespread attention when described the Republican Party as "a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry, teaming up with a small group of Democrats to try to protect that industry".


Anthony Weiner was the chief sponsor of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act of 2009, which made the selling of tobacco in violation of any state tax law a federal crime, and effectively ended Internet tobacco smuggling by stopping shipments of cigarettes through the United States Postal Service.


Anthony Weiner voted against the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.


In 2002 Anthony Weiner voiced strong criticism of the removal of the World Trade Center debris without investigating it for determining the causes of the collapses of Tower 1,2 and 7.


In 2002, Weiner voted to give President George W Bush the authority to use military force against Iraq.


In May 2006, Anthony Weiner attempted to bar the Palestinian delegation from entering the United Nations.

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Anthony Weiner added that the delegation "should start packing their little Palestinian terrorist bags", and went on to claim that Human Rights Watch, The New York Times, and Amnesty International are all biased against Israel.


Anthony Weiner frequently yelled at them and occasionally threw office furniture in anger.


Anthony Weiner admitted he pushed his aides hard but said that his speaking at a high decibel level was part of his background and style, not necessarily shouting.


On May 27,2011, Anthony Weiner used his public Twitter account to send a link to a woman who was following him on Twitter.


Anthony Weiner sent explicit photos under the alias "Carlos Danger" to a 22-year-old woman with whom he had contact as late as April 2013, which was more than a year after he had left Congress.


Anthony Weiner was an Indiana native who first came into contact with him when she expressed her disapproval of his extramarital behaviors.


The report prompted a criminal investigation and Anthony Weiner's laptop was seized.


On May 19,2017, The New York Times reported in its online edition that Anthony Weiner had surrendered to the FBI that morning.


On November 6,2017, Anthony Weiner reported to Federal Medical Center, Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts to begin his 21-month sentence.


Anthony Weiner was released from a Bronx halfway house on May 14,2019.


Anthony Weiner sought the Democratic nomination to run for New York City mayor in 2005, vying against three other candidates.


Anthony Weiner presented a book of 50 "Real Solutions" and among his policy proposals were fixes for the health care and educational systems.


Anthony Weiner started out last in many polls, but gained ground in the final weeks of the campaign, coming in second.


Anthony Weiner appeared to be a candidate for mayor again in 2009.


However, in May 2009, after the New York City Council voted to extend term limits for Mayor Bloomberg, Anthony Weiner announced his decision not to run against the popular incumbent.


Anthony Weiner announced his intent to seek candidacy on a YouTube video on May 21,2013.


In July 2011, Anthony Weiner created the consulting firm Woolf-Anthony Weiner Associates.


Anthony Weiner advised over a dozen companies that included electronic medical records providers and biofuel firms.


Anthony Weiner argued that despite contacting members of Congress on behalf of his clients, his work did not meet the legal definition of lobbying.


In July 2015, Anthony Weiner was hired by MWW Group, a PR firm in New York City as a part-time consultant to serve on the company's board of advisors.

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Anthony Weiner served as CEO of IceStone, a Brooklyn-based kitchen-countertop company.


Anthony Weiner left his role as CEO in August 2021, as the company transitions to becoming a worker-owned cooperative.


Anthony Weiner is a lifelong fan of the New York Mets and New York Islanders.


Abedin and Anthony Weiner withdrew their divorce case from court in January 2018, saying they decided to settle the divorce privately in order to spare their six-year-old son further embarrassment.


In 2016, the resulting documentary, Anthony Weiner, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.


In 2013, a production called The Anthony Weiner Monologues premiered at the Access Theater.