Rep.-elect John Katko (R-N.Y.-24)

DATE OF BIRTH: Nov. 9, 1962
BIRTHPLACE: Camillus, N.Y.
RESIDENCE: Camillus, N.Y.
OCCUPATION: Lawyer
EDUCATION: Niagara University; J.D., Syracuse University School of Law
PREVIOUS OFFICE HELD: None
FAMILY: Wife, Robin; three children 

Former federal prosecutor John Katko defeated Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei to turn New York’s 24th District red. A native of central New York, Katko spent two decades in the Justice Department, first as a special assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia and then in the DOJ’s Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. 

After moving to Camillus, N.Y., with his family, Katko worked as the supervisor of the narcotics section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of New York. He has received awards from several attorneys general, the FBI and the Syracuse Police Department for his work.

Katko is a member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Onondaga County Foster Parent program and coached hockey for 15 years with the Camillus Youth Hockey Association. He and his wife, Robin, have three children together.