Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives From New York

Anthony David Weiner is a former U.S. Representative who served from January 1999 until June 2011. A Democrat, Weiner held the seat previously occupied by Democrat Charles Schumer and won seven terms, never receiving less than 59 percent of the vote. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of New York City in the 2005 election, and had begun to amass a campaign fund to run again for mayor in 2013.… Read More

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1964 Birth Anthony David Weiner was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 4, 1964, as the middle son of his Jewish parents: Mort Weiner, a lawyer, and his wife Frances (née Finkelstein), a public high school math teacher. … Read More


1981 16 Years Old Weiner took the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), 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; he graduated in 1981. … Read More


1985 20 Years Old Upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1985, Weiner joined the staff of then–United States Representative and current Senator Chuck Schumer.
1988 23 Years Old He worked in Schumer's Washington, D.C. office for three years, then transferred to Schumer's district office in Brooklyn in 1988, when Schumer encouraged him to become involved in local politics.
1991 26 Years Old After six years in Schumer's office, Weiner's first chance at political office came in 1991 when the New York City Council was expanded from 35 to 51 seats. … Read More


1998 33 Years Old Weiner ran for Congress in 1998 from New York's 9th congressional district, the seat held by his mentor, Chuck Schumer, who was running for the U.S. Senate. … Read More
2000 35 Years Old His older brother, Seth, was killed at age 39 by a hit-and-run driver in May 2000. … Read More
2003 38 Years Old He received a 100% rating from the NARAL Pro-Choice America in 2003 and a 0% rating from National Right to Life Committee 2006, indicating a strong pro-choice voting record. … Read More


…  He was an unsuccessful candidate for Mayor of New York City in the 2005 and 2013 New York City mayoral elections.
2008 43 Years Old In June 2008, Weiner sponsored a bill that would increase the number of O-visas available to foreign fashion models, arguing that it would help boost the fashion industry in New York City. … Read More
Weiner was the chief sponsor of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT) of 2009, which makes the selling of tobacco in violation of any state tax law a federal felony, and effectively ends Internet tobacco smuggling by stopping shipments of cigarettes through the United States Postal Service. … Read More
On July 29, 2010, Weiner criticized Republicans for opposing the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which would provide for funds for sick first responders to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. … Read More
On May 27, 2011, Weiner sent a link of a sexually explicit photograph of himself via his public Twitter account to an adult woman who was following him on Twitter. … Read More
According to the NYC Campaign Finance Board website, as of the March 2013 filing deadline Weiner had raised over $5.1 million, the second most of all registered mayoral candidates, behind only Christine Quinn.


2015 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2015, 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.
On August 29, 2016, the New York Daily News said it would no longer carry Weiner’s columns, which included his writings on New York City politics. … Read More
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