Thomas Richard Suozzi is an American politician, attorney and accountant who served as the US representative for from 2017 to 2023.
29 Facts About Thomas Suozzi
Thomas Suozzi's district included part of the North Shore of Long Island.
Thomas Suozzi was first elected to the post in 2001 after four two-year terms as mayor of Glen Cove.
Thomas Suozzi was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 and reelected in 2018 and 2020.
Thomas Suozzi retired from Congress to run again for the Democratic nomination for governor of New York in 2022, losing to incumbent Governor Kathy Hochul.
The son of former Glen Cove mayor Joseph A Suozzi, Thomas Suozzi was born on August 31,1962, in Glen Cove.
Thomas Suozzi's father was born in Italy and his mother, Marguerite, is of Irish and English descent.
The youngest of five siblings, Tom Thomas Suozzi attended Catholic schools, graduating from Chaminade High School, Boston College, and Fordham University School of Law.
Thomas Suozzi is trained as both a lawyer and a CPA.
In 1993, Thomas Suozzi was elected mayor of Glen Cove, New York.
Thomas Suozzi was elected Nassau County Executive in 2001, becoming the first Democrat elected to the position in traditionally Republican Nassau in 30 years.
Thomas Suozzi oversaw 11 county bond upgrades over two years, eliminated deficits in Nassau, and accumulated surpluses.
Thomas Suozzi lost the 2009 county executive election to Ed Mangano.
Thomas Suozzi attacked Mangano for "presiding over a decline in the county" while emphasizing that, while he was county executive, Suozzi had eight years of balanced budgets and reduced crime.
Thomas Suozzi declared his candidacy for governor of New York in the Democratic primary against Eliot Spitzer on February 25,2006.
The bid appeared from the start to be something of a long shot given Spitzer's reputation as a "corporate crusader", though Thomas Suozzi often pointed out that he prevailed as a long shot before when he first ran for Nassau County Executive.
On June 13,2006, Thomas Suozzi spoke before the New York State Conference of Mayors along with Spitzer and John Faso.
On November 29,2021, Thomas Suozzi announced his candidacy for governor of New York in the 2022 election.
Thomas Suozzi lost the Democratic primary to incumbent governor Kathy Hochul.
In June 2016, Thomas Suozzi won a five-way Democratic primary in New York's 3rd congressional district.
Thomas Suozzi was endorsed by The New York Times, Newsday, and The Island Now.
Thomas Suozzi defeated Republican State Senator Jack Martins in the general election on November 8, and began representing New York's 3rd congressional district in the 115th United States Congress in January 2017.
Thomas Suozzi is vice-chair of the Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, which comprises 22 Democrats and 22 Republicans.
Thomas Suozzi is a member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the United States Congressional International Conservation Caucus the Climate Solutions Caucus, is a Commissioner on the Congressional Executive Commission on China, and is the Chairman of the Congressional Uyghur Caucus.
In Congress, Thomas Suozzi authored legislation to restore the State and Local Tax Deduction, which was capped at $10,000 in 2017.
In 2021 it was reported that while in congress, Thomas Suozzi failed to file the required reports on approximately 300 different stock transactions according to a complaint from the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center.
In 2022 it was reported Thomas Suozzi failed to properly disclose another 31 stock transactions worth as much as $885,000.
In 2022, Thomas Suozzi strongly opposed a proposal by Governor Kathy Hochul to permit homeowners to add an accessory dwelling unit on lots zoned for single-family housing.
Thomas Suozzi said that he supported efforts to tackle housing problems, but that he was against "ending single-family housing".