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Rep. Kathleen Rice [D, NY-4]
District 4, New York


Kathleen Rice, 49, is the District Attorney of Nassau County.

Dubbed “the state’s toughest DWI prosecutor” by the New York Daily News, Kathleen’s nationally-recognized effort to combat drunk driving has led to statewide changes in DWI law and Long Island’s first DWI-related murder convictions. In 2007, Kathleen launched an innovative, community-oriented strategy to eliminate one of Long Island’s most prolific drug markets. In 2011, Kathleen’s first-of-its-kind investigation into widespread reports of college entrance exam cheating resulted in a series of convictions and a sweeping overhaul of national test-taking security protocols.

Kathleen is the president of the state District Attorneys’ Association, where she has lobbied extensively for criminal justice system reforms aimed at preventing wrongful convictions, strengthening animal cruelty laws, and improving protections for sex workers and human trafficking victims.

Kathleen’s career in public service began as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, New York, where she prosecuted cases of domestic violence and gang activity before eventually putting some of New York City’s most dangerous criminals behind bars as a member of the office’s elite Homicide Bureau. In 1999, Kathleen was appointed an assistant United States attorney, where she went on to an award-winning career as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Philadelphia office.

Kathleen Rice is a graduate of Catholic University and Touro Law School. Kathleen Rice resides in Garden City, New York. 


D.O.B 02/15/1965
Location New York
Office 2435 Rayburn House Office Building
Party Democrat
Phone 202-225-5516
Fax 202-225-5758

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