• John Katko for Congress

    John is a strong and independent leader for New York’s 24th Congressional District. In Washington, he’s fighting through gridlock to champion Central New York’s priorities.

  • Local Roots

    John was born and raised here.
    He knows what Central New Yorkers need to get things moving
    in the right direction.
    Learn more about John and his Central New York roots.

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  • Experienced and Tested

    Prior to serving Central New York in Congress, John Katko spent nearly twenty years as a federal prosecutor. He worked to keep our community safe as a prosecutor, and is working to keep our country safe in Congress.

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  • John Katko for Congress

    John is a strong and independent leader for New York’s 24th Congressional District. In Washington, he’s fighting through gridlock to champion Central New York’s priorities.

  • Local Roots

    John was born and raised here.
    He knows what Central New Yorkers need to get things moving
    in the right direction.
    Learn more about John and his Central New York roots.

    Read More
  • Experienced and Tested

    Prior to serving Central New York in Congress, John Katko spent nearly twenty years as a federal prosecutor. He worked to keep our community safe as a prosecutor, and is working to keep our country safe in Congress.

    Read More
  • John Katko for Congress

    John is a strong and independent leader for New York’s 24th Congressional District. In Washington, he’s fighting through gridlock to champion Central New York’s priorities.

  • Local Roots

    John was born and raised here.
    He knows what Central New Yorkers need to get things moving
    in the right direction.
    Learn more about John and his Central New York roots.

    Read More
  • Experienced and Tested

    Prior to serving Central New York in Congress, John Katko spent nearly twenty years as a federal prosecutor. He worked to keep our community safe as a prosecutor, and is working to keep our country safe in Congress.

    Read More

A Message from John

Growing up in a family of seven kids, I learned at an early age about the importance of standing up to be heard and in fighting for what you believe.

I worry greatly about the America we are passing on to our children. Overwhelming debt, unsustainable spending, a weak national security, and a government bureaucracy that believes the best fix to any problem is an expanded federal one.

As Central New York’s representative in Congress, I’ve been fighting through partisan gridlock to change that. I’m focused on growing the economy to create jobs and keeping Americans safe in a dangerous world.

I’ll continue to be a strong voice for our community in Washington. Please support me as your Congressman for New York’s 24th Congressional District.

Local Roots

John was born and raised here. He knows what Central New Yorkers need to get things moving in the right direction. Learn more about John and his Central New York roots.

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Experienced and Tested

Prior to serving Central New York in Congress, John Katko spent nearly twenty years as a federal prosecutor. He worked to keep our community safe as a prosecutor, and is working to keep our country safe in Congress.

  • Bringing People Together.

    In his role as a leader of the Syracuse Gang Violence Task Force, John brought prosecutors, police, clergy, community leaders, and neighbors from differing backgrounds together to successfully reduce violence crime and improve the quality of life in targeted neighborhoods within our community.

  • Fighting for All.

    John spent sixteen years traveling across Upstate New York in his role as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting corrupt politicians, business frauds, drug traffickers, and gang members and making our community safer for every Central New York family regardless of race, creed, culture, or address. In Congress, he's continuing that fight. He's working to keep our community safe, to grow our local economy, and to combat the devastating heroin and synthetic drug epidemic.

  • Focused on Results.

    John’s professional career rested on his fair and decisive conviction of those who break the law, cheat the system, and harm our children. He's taken that results-focused success to Congress to work for us in Washington, passing legislation to prioritize national security, ending the common core mandate, and delivering a bipartisan, long-term highway bill.

  • Bipartisan Recognition.

    John has served under three different U.S. Presidents and received the highest professional honors from multiple Attorneys General – from both parties – and the Director of the FBI.

  • Bringing People Together.

    In his role as a leader of the Syracuse Gang Violence Task Force, John brought prosecutors, police, clergy, community leaders, and neighbors from differing backgrounds together to successfully reduce violence crime and improve the quality of life in targeted neighborhoods within our community.

  • Fighting for All.

    John spent sixteen years traveling across Upstate New York in his role as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting corrupt politicians, business frauds, drug traffickers, and gang members and making our community safer for every Central New York family regardless of race, creed, culture, or address. In Congress, he's continuing that fight. He's working to keep our community safe, to grow our local economy, and to combat the devastating heroin and synthetic drug epidemic.

  • Focused on Results.

    John’s professional career rested on his fair and decisive conviction of those who break the law, cheat the system, and harm our children. He's taken that results-focused success to Congress to work for us in Washington, passing legislation to prioritize national security, ending the common core mandate, and delivering a bipartisan, long-term highway bill.

  • Bipartisan Recognition.

    John has served under three different U.S. Presidents and received the highest professional honors from multiple Attorneys General – from both parties – and the Director of the FBI.

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Latest News + Events

  • Bernie Sanders is All In for Far-Left Candidate Dana Balter

    October 30th, 2020

    SYRACUSE, NY–  Following Bernie Sanders’s endorsement of Dana Balter, Katko for Congress Campaign Manager Tom Haag released the following statement: 

    “Bernine Sanders is a self proclaimed socialist. His formal endorsement of Dana Balter today, in which he calls her a ‘strong progressive,’ confirms what we’ve known for over two years: If elected, Balter will be a rubber stamp for the far-left and Sanders’s extreme agenda.

    “Balter has already come out in favor of Medicare for All, Sanders’s signature plan to implement a government takeover of healthcare. What’s more, she champions Albany’s dangerous bail reform law and wants to expand it to the federal level. Sanders’s endorsement of Balter sends a clear message to voters: Balter is way too extreme for Central New York.” 

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  • County Executive Ryan McMahon: Katko Working Across Party Lines to Deliver for CNY During COVID-19

    October 28th, 2020

    SYRACUSE, NY – A new ad released today by Katko for Congress features Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon, and highlights Congressman Katko’s work across party lines to deliver for CNY during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


    McMahon, who has worked tirelessly to manage the local response to COVID-19, and kept infection rates low in Central New York, praises Congressman Katko for putting politics aside to deliver for Central New York during the crisis.  McMahon states, “Congressman John Katko put aside all politics.” 
    McMahon continues, 
    “This virus doesn’t choose political parties, and thankfully Congressman Katko has not been choosing parties when it comes to the response. And he’s been there for Onondaga County and all of Central New York.”


    When COVID-19 hit, Congressman Katko got immediately to work for Central New York, successfully delivering PPE, testing, and millions of dollars in direct aid to local hospitals and healthcare providers. He secured stimulus payments for working families and relief to small businesses, allowing businesses to remain open and keep workers on payroll.  


    The thirty-second spot also features local and national news reports on Katko’s bipartisanship.  Katko has been repeatedly recognized by independent groups for his willingness to work across party lines, most recently ranked the second most bipartisan member in Congress by the nonpartisan Lugar Center.
    The ad is available here. It will begin airing immediately on area broadcast and cable, and on digital platforms.

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  • Central New York Democrats, Elected Officials: Dana Balter Can’t Lead Our Recovery

    October 23rd, 2020

    SYRACUSE, NY– Katko for Congress today released a new television advertisement in which Central New York Democrats and local elected officials from both sides of the aisle explain why Dana Balter can’t lead Central New York’s recovery.  


    The thirty-second spot features local Democrats and elected officials from both sides of the aisle. They raise concerns over Dana Balter’s lack of experience, acceptance of an illegal campaign salary, and support for extreme-left positions like government-run healthcare. They share concern that Balter is too extreme for Joe Biden, and express support for Congressman Katko because of his proven ability to lead. 


    “Local Democrats and elected officials are sounding the alarm on Dana Balter and her far-left agenda,” said Tom Haag, Katko for Congress Campaign Manager. “With Central New York in the beginning stages of its recovery, even Democrats are concerned Balter’s lack of experience and extreme positions would set us back. Dana Balter supports raising taxes, bringing Albany’s dangerous bail reform law to the federal level, and advocates for a costly radical  government takeover of healthcare that Joe Biden calls ‘preposterous.’ Dana Balter is too extreme, and doesn’t have the right experience to lead Central New York’s recovery.”


    The ad, available here, will begin airing immediately on area broadcast, cable and on digital  platforms.

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