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Michael Patrick FORBES

(1952- )

FORBES, Michael Patrick, a Representative from New York; born in Riverhead, Suffolk County, N.Y., July 16, 1952; graduated Westhampton Beach High School, Westhampton, N.Y., 1970; B.A., State University of New York, Albany, 1983; worked in family newspaper business, Riverhead, N.Y.; managed Suffolk County Legislature campaign, 1971; staff member for Senator Alphonse M. D’Amato of New York and Senator Connie Mack of Florida; staff member for New York State speaker Perry B. Duryea, Jr., New York State assemblyman John Behan and New York State senator Caesar Trunzo; owner, public relations and marketing business; positions in Small Business Administration; regional director, New York office then principal liaison with House of Representatives for Chamber of Commerce of the United States; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2001); changed party affiliation to Democrat in 1999; unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Seventh Congress in 2000.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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