Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22)
Claudia Tenney was elected to serve as a member of the United States House of Representatives on November 8, 2016, after serving as a member of the New York State Assembly since 2011.
Claudia is an accomplished attorney and longtime small business owner. She was the co-owner and legal counsel to Mid-York Press, Inc., a commercial printing and manufacturing firm started by her grandfather in 1946, in the heart of the 22nd Congressional District. Claudia also maintained a private law practice and established Tenney Media Group where she served as the publisher and corporate counsel. Tenney Media Group published and printed free community newspapers — the Mid-York Weekly and the Pennysaver.
Apart from the influence of Claudia’s family and her legal training, Claudia’s approach to public service has been shaped by experiences beyond politics. Claudia was the only American employed by the Consulate General of Yugoslavia, which led to her strong relationship with the large Bosnian refugee population in the Utica area. She also published and produced the first Bosnian newspaper in Utica.
Claudia remains an active member of her community, serving on numerous boards and volunteer organizations throughout the district.
Claudia is the daughter of the late Honorable John R. Tenney, who served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of New York in the Fifth Judicial District from 1969 through 2003, and the mother of U.S. Naval Academy graduate Trey Cleary, who serves as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.