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Thomas M. Reynolds
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Age:59
Birth Date:September 3, 1950
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Occupation:US Politician

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THOMAS M. REYNOLDS
Thomas M. Reynolds

Biography:Thomas M. Reynolds (born September 3, 1950) is a politician from the U.S. state of New York, currently representing the state's 26th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. The district, which was once represented by Jack Kemp, includes several wealthy suburbs of Buffalo and Rochester.

Reynolds was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania and he graduated from the Springville-Griffith Institute. Reynolds was elected to the Concord, New York town board in 1974. He was elected to the Erie County legislature in 1982. He was elected to the New York Assembly as a Republican from Erie County in 1988.

Reynolds ran for the House in 1998 after Bill Paxon was forced out of his leadership role in the House Republican leadership ranks because of his role in a coup against Newt Gingrich. He endorsed Reynolds, who had managed several of his past campaigns, as his successor. There was a considerable amount of controversy over this because Reynolds did not live in Paxon's district, his Springville home being in the neighboring district of fellow Republican Jack Quinn who was running for his own reelection. Reynolds would not move into the district until eight months after the election when he purchased a home in Clarence -- near Amherst, the biggest city in the district.

Reynolds keeps a relatively low public profile, but is considered one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress. He served as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 108th Congress, and is considered a possible candidate to succeed Dennis Hastert as Speaker of the House.

Unlike most New York Republicans, Reynolds has a very conservative voting record. In the 2000 round of redistricting, a special master proposed a plan that would have put considerably more Democrats in his district. While Republicans would have still been in a majority, this would have exposed Reynolds to a challenge from a more moderate Republican in a primary. However, Reynolds wanted a district that would let him vote "like a Southern conservative," as he had for his first two terms. With the help of Dick Cheney, Reynolds pressured the legislature to draw him a district that still remained heavily Republican on paper. He was reelected from this district in 2002, and again 2004. His 2004 challenger was industrialist Jack Davis who lost by about ten percent of the vote. Both candidates are preparing for a rematch in the 2006 elections.

Preceded by: Clarence D. Rappleyea Minority Leader of the New York State Assembly 1995-1998 Succeeded by: John Faso Preceded by: Bill Paxon U.S. Representative, New York 27th District 1999-2003 Succeeded by: Jack Quinn Preceded by: Maurice D. Hinchey U.S. Representative, New York 26th District 2003-present Succeeded by: Incumbent New York Congressional Delegation currently serving in the United States Congress Senators : Charles E. Schumer (D), Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Representative(s) : Timothy H. Bishop (D), Steve Israel (D), Peter T. King (R), Carolyn McCarthy (D), Gary L. Ackerman (D), Gregory W. Meeks (D), Joseph Crowley (D), Jerrold Nadler (D), Anthony D. Weiner (D), Edolphus Towns (D), Major R. Owens (D), Nydia Velázquez (D), Vito Fossella (R), Carolyn B. Maloney (D), Charles B. Rangel (D), José Serrano (D), Eliot L. Engel (D), Nita M. Lowey (D), Sue W. Kelly (R), John E. Sweeney (R), Michael R. McNulty (D), Maurice D. Hinchey (D), John M. McHugh (R), Sherwood Boehlert (R), James T. Walsh (R), Thomas M. Reynolds (R), Brian Higgins (D), Louise Slaughter (D), Randy Kuhl (R)


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Chinese Horoscope for Thomas M. Reynolds
Includes characteristics and Vices
Thomas M. Reynolds's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 17, 1950 - February 05, 1951
Birthday: September 3, 1950

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Fervor
Bravery
Magnetism
Good Luck
Benevolence
Authority
Vices:
Impetuosity
Hotheadedness
Disobedience
Swagger
Intemperance
Itinerancy


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

Thomas M. Reynolds's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: September 3, 1950

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.


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Based on this year's birthday

Thomas M. Reynolds's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: September 3, 2009

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

 

 

 

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