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Rep. John Katko [R, NY-24]
District 24, New York


John Katko, 51, is a former federal prosecutor and Onondaga County native.


After attending Bishop Ludden High School, John graduated cum laude from both Niagara University and Syracuse University School of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Law Review. After college and law school, John worked for several years as an associate at a prestigious Washington, DC-based law firm before moving to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he was responsible for enforcing federal securities law. In 1994, John began a two decades-long career with the U.S. Department of Justice, first as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia and then with the DOJ’s Criminal Division, Narcotic & Dangerous Drug Section based in the Nation’s Capital.


In 1998, John and his wife Robin, a registered nurse, returned home to Central New York to raise their family. John brought his experience as a Senior Trial Attorney prosecuting major drug traffickers across the country to the United States Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of New York. Based in Syracuse, John served as Supervisor of the Narcotics Section before rising to the concurrent positions of Narcotics Chief, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Coordinator, Binghamton Office Supervisor, Team Leader, and Grand Jury Coordinator.

John Katko retired from the U.S. Department of Justice to become a full-time Republican, Conservative, and Independence candidate for United States Congress from New York’s 24th District.


D.O.B 11/09/1962
Location New York
Office 2457 Rayburn House Office Building
Party Republican
Phone 202-225-3701
Fax 202-225-4042

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