After completing law school Lee entered the Army as an officer. His tour of duty included a deployment to Iraq in 2007. After four years of Active Duty Lee transitioned to the Army Reserves, where he still serves today.
In 2007 Lee returned to NY with his family and shortly after opened a law practice. Unable to to curb his need to serve, Lee ran for and was elected to the New York State legislature in 2010. In 2014 he achieved for a new role, District 1’s representative in the House.
Since his election in 2014 Lee has prioritized fighting for the citizens in NY #1. Find out more about his views below.
Where Lee Stands
Warriors don’t always brandish rifles – Lee knows that we have public servants in addition to our Veterans who have put their lives on the line and made sacrifices for their country and communities. He knows these warriors have earned some extra care for their dedication and service to their communities.
He’s been on the forefront of protecting benefits for both.
Lee was an integral part of several Veteran care acts and a key advocate for extending benefits for 9/11 first responders. Locally he helped establish a clinic for Veterans.
He plans to continue advocating for all of our warriors.
Lee has been a changing force when it comes to education. He’s introduced or been involved with a lot of proposals in the last two years that have become law. Notably Lee’s been an integral member of the team that constructed legislation to keep federal funding in schools that choose to opt-out of Common Core. He’s also helped reduce standardized testing, allowing teachers more freedom to focus on what is needed to develop our children rather than being pressured to reach arbitrary test goals.
Often over looked our public buildings, public spaces, and roads are an integral part of our communities. Lee knows part of the key to preserving our world for our children is to ensure we preserve these places and paths. Lee’s secured several bills to ensure the preservation of our roads and the maintenance of our infrastructure.