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FORBES, Michael Patrick, a Representative from New York; born in Riverhead, Suffolk County, N.Y., July 16,
1952; graduated Westhampton Beach High School, Westhampton, N.Y., 1970; B.A., State
University of New York, Albany, 1983; worked in family newspaper business, Riverhead, N.Y.;
managed Suffolk County Legislature campaign, 1971; staff member for Senator Alphonse M.
DAmato of New York and Senator Connie Mack of Florida; staff member for New York State
speaker Perry B. Duryea, Jr., New York State assemblyman John Behan and New York State
senator Caesar Trunzo; owner, public relations and marketing business; positions in Small Business
Administration; regional director, New York office then principal liaison with House of Representatives
for Chamber of Commerce of the United States; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth
and two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2001); changed party affiliation to
Democrat in 1999; unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Seventh Congress in