TONKO, Paul, (1949 - )


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TONKO, Paul, a Representative from New York; born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., June 18, 1949; B.S., Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y., 1971; public works engineer; state transportation agency employee; member, Montgomery County (N.Y.) board of supervisors, 1976-1983; chairman, Montgomery County (N.Y.) board of supervisors, 1981; member, 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 two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).