Mike Arcuri

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Michael Arcuri
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Sherwood Boehlert
Succeeded by Richard L. Hanna
Personal details
Born (1959-06-11) June 11, 1959 (age 55)
Utica, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sabrina Deon-Arcuri
Children Carmen Joseph Arcuri
Dominique Arcuri
Residence Utica, New York
Alma mater University at Albany (B.A.)
New York Law School (J.D.)
Occupation attorney
Religion Roman Catholic

Michael Angelo "Mike" Arcuri (born June 11, 1959) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for New York's 24th congressional district from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He lost re-election on November 2, 2010, to Republican Richard L. Hanna.

The district encompasses a large swath of central New York, including Utica, Auburn, Rome and most of the suburbs of Binghamton.

Early life, education and career[edit]

Arcuri's father was Carmen Arcuri. His mother, Elizabeth, retired as a stenographer. Arcuri graduated from Thomas R. Proctor High School, in Utica, New York in 1977.

In 1981, Arcuri graduated from the State University of New York at Albany where he majored in history and minored in economics. In 1984, he graduated from New York Law School in New York City and was admitted to practice law in New York state in 1985. Arcuri returned to Utica to open a law office in 1986.

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Committee assignments[edit]

A member of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition, Arcuri was named by the National Review (March 2010) as one of the most Centrist members of the House, with a voting record of 50.2% liberal and 49.8% conservative, a distinction he shares with only one other member of Congress.[1]

Political campaigns[edit]

1993[edit]

In 1993, Arcuri was elected District Attorney of Oneida County, home to Utica. He was only the third Democrat ever to hold the post, and the first in 40 years.

2006[edit]

In November 2006, Arcuri defeated State Senator Ray Meier for the 24th District congressional seat left open by the retiring Sherwood Boehlert. Arcuri won by 54 percent of the vote to Meier's 45 percent, becoming only the second Democrat to represent the area in 106 years.[2]

2008[edit]

In his bid for re-election in 2008, Arcuri faced a closer-than-expected challenge from businessman Richard L. Hanna but prevailed. Arcuri won 52 percent of the votes to Hanna’s 48 percent

2010[edit]

In a rematch of the election two years prior, Arcuri faced off again against Hanna but lost to the Republican as the GOP made gains across the country. Republican Richard Hanna beat incumbent Mike Arcuri 101,599 to 85,624, according to figures from the state Board of Elections.

Personal life[edit]

Arcuri has two children from his first marriage with NYS Licensed Master of Social Work Barbara Arcuri (divorced 2002), Carmen and Dominique. He married his second wife, the former Sabrina Deon, in August 2007.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sherwood Boehlert
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

2007 - 2011
Succeeded by
Richard L. Hanna