Joseph Crowley (Born March 16, 1962) is a Democratic politician from the state of New York, currently the representing the state's 7th Congressional district (see), in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The district encompasses portions of Queens and the Bronx. It includes neighborhoods such as Woodside, Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and College Point in Queens as well as the neighborhoods of Castle Hill, Co-op City, Parkchester, Throgs Neck, Morris Park, Pelham Parkway, Pelham Bay, and City Island in the eastern Bronx.
Crowley was born in New York City, the son of an Irish-American father and an emigrant Catholic mother from County Armagh, Northern Ireland. A paternal uncle was also a politician. Joseph Crowley attended Roman Catholic schools and graduated from Queens College.
In 1986, aged 24, he was elected to the New York State Assembly. Crowley was elected to the House of Representatives in 1998. Crowley hasn't faced much of a challenge in his first two re-election races.
A cousin (New York City firefighter John Moran) was killed as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
He is married, with two children.
He stands at least 6'5" tall.
Preceded by: Thomas J. Manton U.S. Representative, New York 7th District 1999-present Succeeded by: Incumbent