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Carolyn McCarthy
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Sex:F
Age:67
Birth Date:January 5, 1944
Astrology Sign:Capricron
Chinese Sign:Sheep - Yang
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Occupation:US Politician

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CAROLYN MCCARTHY
Carolyn McCarthy

Biography:Carolyn McCarthy (born January 5, 1944), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing the Fourth Congressional District of New York (map), since 1997. The district is located in central Long Island and includes the Five Towns, East Rockaway, Garden City, Hempstead, Uniondale, East Meadow, Roosevelt, Franklin Square, Valley Stream, and Elmont.

Born in Brooklyn, McCarthy worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse and lived with her family in the Long Island town of Mineola, a suburban area near New York City, with her ex-husband, Dennis, and son, Kevin. On December 7, 1993, her ex-husband was killed and her son was injured on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train returning to Mineola, when a gunman, Colin Ferguson, opened fire on random passengers. McCarthy responded to the tragedy by launching a campaign against gun violence that eventually propelled her to Congress. She defeated Republican incumbent Dan Frisa, who had repeatedly voted against gun-control legislation, by 15 points. The Fourth District had been in Republican hands since 1953, but has supported Democrats for president since 1992. She faced a close fight for reelection against state assemblyman Gregory Becker, but didn't face another serious opponent until 2004. That year, she faced Hempstead mayor James Garner, who served as President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2003. It was originally believed to be a tight race, but McCarthy defeated Garner 63 o 37ĺP> McCarthy serves on the Education and Workforce Committee, and the Financial Services Committee. She is also one of the most vocal supporters in the House for reinstating a Federal ban on semi-automatic firearms commonly referred to as assault weapons. In addition to her efforts to reduce gun violence, McCarthy is especially active in issues relating to education and public health.

Even though McCarthy has always served in the House as a Democrat, she was still registered as a Republican until 2003.

Preceded by: Daniel Frisa U.S. Representative, New York 4th District 1997-present Succeeded by: Incumbent


Chinese Horoscope for Carolyn McCarthy
Includes characteristics and Vices
Carolyn McCarthy's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 05, 1943 - January 24, 1944
Birthday: January 5, 1944

The Sheep is a Yang,
and is the Eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Invention
Sensitivity
Perseverance
Whimsky
Good Manners
Taste
Vices:
Parasitism
Lack of Foresight
Tardiness
Pessimism
Impracticality
Worry


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Carolyn McCarthy's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: January 5, 1944

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Carolyn McCarthy's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: January 5, 2011

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

 

 

 

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