Joe Crowley Biography
Joe Crowley is an American politician born on 16th March 1962 in Queens, New York City, New York, United States. He first serves as a U.S. Representative from New York State from 1999 to 2019. He was Chair of the House Democratic Caucus from 2017 to 2019. He has also been a chair of the Queens County Democratic Party since 2006, succeeding Thomas J. Manton.
Joe Crowley Age
He was born on 16 March 1962, in Queens, New York, United States. Crowley is 60 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday on March 16 every year.
Joe Crowley Education
He attended a Roman Catholic School in 1981. He went on and graduated from Queens College in 1985 with a degree in political science and communications.
Joe Crowley Height |Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around
Joe Crowley Family
Joe Crowley was born to Joseph F. Crowley who was an Irish American and Eileen Crowley who emigrated from County Armagh, Northern Ireland. His father served in the United States Army during the Korean War, he later became a lawyer and a Police Department detective in New York. He is the cousin of former New York City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.
Joe Crowley Wife
Crowley is happily married to Kasey Crowley who is a nurse, and they were blessed with three children.
Joe Crowley Children
He is blessed with three children Cullen Crowley, Kenzie Crowley, and Liam Crowley.
Joe Crowley Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $250 million.
Joe Crowley Campaign
Crowley was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998. The seat was considered open after incumbent Thomas J. Manton retired. He was again re-elected in the next nine elections. He did not face any primary challengers in the 2006 to 2016 election. On June 26, 2018, Democratic primary for New York’s 14th congressional district, Crowley was defeated by challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who received 57% of the vote. He remained still on the general election ballot under the Working Families Party line. Ocasio-Cortez called on Crowley to take his name off the ballot, but he responded that he could not unless he moved, died, was convicted of a felony, or filed to run for another office in November as a paper candidate (which he claimed would be a form of electoral fraud).
Joe Crowley U.S House of Representatives
Joe Crowley represented the 7th District after Democratic Congressman Thomas J. Manton retired from Congress in 1999, having already filed for and circulated petitions for reelection. After 2013, Crowley represented New York’s 14th congressional district, which includes the eastern Bronx and part of north-central Queens. The Queens portion includes the neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Astoria, College Point, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Corona, and Woodside.
The Bronx portion of the district includes the neighborhoods of Morris Park, Parkchester, Pelham Bay, and Throgs Neck as well as City Island. On June 26, 2018, Crowley was defeated in the Democratic primary by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Crowley’s cousin, New York City firefighter John Moran, was killed as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Crowley authored a bill that provided the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor to all emergency workers who died as a result of the terrorist acts. He also created the Urban Area Security Initiative, which directs money to prevent terrorism toward regions that are seen as the most threatened.
Joe Crowley Caucus Memberships
- Ad Hoc Committee on Irish Affairs, Co-Chair
- Rare Disease Congressional Caucus, Co-Chair
- Congressional Musicians Caucus, Founder and Chair
- Bangladesh Caucus, Founder and Chair
- Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, the former co-chair
- Animal Protection Caucus
- Congressional Arts Caucus
- Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus
- Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
- Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
- National Service Caucus
- Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Joe Crowley Policy positions
Joe Crowley has received consistently ratings of 100% from NARAL and 0% from the In 2011, he opposed a bill that would have banned taxpayer funding for abortions, and in the 2010 election, he was endorsed by Planned Parenthood. In 2018, Crowley received a voting record of 100% from Planned Parenthood. Since 2007, he has received a rating of 100% from the American Public Health Association, American Nurses Association, and the National Breast Cancer Coalition. He fought against the female practice of Genital Mutilation (FGM) both abroad and in the United States. In 2010, he introduced the Girls Protection Act of 2010, which would criminalize the transport of a girl under the age of 18 years old to undergo FGM.
He was a supporter of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (known as “Obamacare” or “ACA”). On March 22, 2010, he said, “I… support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a historic measure that will put families first when it comes to accessing health care coverage.” He opposed repealing the act and voted against a repeal on January 19, 2011. Also in 2011, he held an event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the bill’s passage. In 2015, he proposed a bill with Representative Sheila Jackson Lee encouraging the collection of data on the prevalence of FGM and creating a plan to better prevent the practice, which is illegal in the United States. In 2017 he signed on to H.R. 676, The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act in the House of Representatives. This bill was introduced by former Michigan Congressman John Conyers in January 2017.
Joe Crowley Congress
It was less than three weeks until Primary Day and, at first blush, the poll that Representative Joseph Crowley had been shown by his team of advisers was encouraging: He led his upstart rival, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, by 36 percentage points. It was the last poll Mr. Crowley’s campaign would conduct. Despite his many reputed strengths — his financial might as one of the top fund-raisers in Congress, his supposed stranglehold on Queens politics as the party boss, his seeming deep roots in an area he had represented for decades
Mr. Crowley was unable to prevent his stunning and thorough defeat on Tuesday night. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez bested Mr. Crowley by 15 percentage points, delivering a victory expected to make her, at 28, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. If it takes a perfect storm to dislodge a congressional leader, then Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and her crusading campaign about class, race, gender, age, absenteeism, and ideology proved to be just that. She and her supporters swept up Mr. Crowley in a redrawn and diversifying 14th Congressional District where the incumbent, despite two decades in Congress, had never run in a competitive primary.