• 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

  • NEW AD HIGHLIGHTS CONGRESSMAN KATKO’S COMMITMENT TO FIGHTING GRIDLOCK TO ADDRESS LOCAL ISSUES

    September 22nd, 2018

    SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Katko for Congress today released its fifth television advertisement highlighting Congressman John Katko’s commitment to fighting for local issues, like ensuring clean and accessible water for Central New York families.

    The thirty-second spot, entitled “What I’m Focused On,” is narrated by Congressman John Katko.  The ad can be accessed here. A transcript is below:

     

    “It’s troubling. 

    “Dangerous toxins have threatened our fresh water lakes.

    “Our lakes aren’t just treasures because of their beauty — they provide our drinking water.

    “We bathe in it, and make baby formula with it.  Our children and families rely on it.

     “Working as a moderate in a hyper-partisan Congress can be frustrating.

     “But finding solutions to local challenges like water quality is why I continue this fight.

    “I’m John Katko.  I approve this message, because this is where I grew up and this is what I’m focused on.”

     

    The television commercial begins airing immediately on area broadcast and cable.  The ad will run simultaneously with “Talk About Taxes.”

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  • MANUPAC & U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCE ENDORSEMENT OF JOHN KATKO FOR CONGRESS

    September 20th, 2018

    Syracuse, NY– MANUPAC, The Manufacturers Association of Central New York, Inc. Political Action Committee, today released a joint announcement with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announcing their endorsement of John Katko for Congress in New York’s 24th congressional district. The two organizations endorse candidates based on their records on issues critical to economic growth, including regulatory reform, taxes, infrastructure, domestic energy production, and free trade. The announcement was made today amongst community and business leaders at MACNY member Air Innovation, located at 700 Performance Drive in Syracuse.

    Mike Wetzel, President of Air Innovations stated, “On behalf of Air Innovations, we are both pleased and honored to host today’s MACNY and US Chamber endorsement for Congressman John Katko.  In order for any business to grow, it needs to be allowed to operate and expand in a stable business climate. John has been instrumental in advocating for lower taxes, improved infrastructure and repeal of many regulatory burdens that impact businesses like ours, and we are fortunate to have him in Washington representing our best interests”

    MANUPAC Chairman Nathan Andrews stated, “On behalf of MANUPAC and MACNY, I am pleased to be standing here today recognizing Congressman John Katko as our endorsed candidate for the 24th Congressional district.  The past two years, our MACNY membership and the Board at large has appreciated a terrific working relationship with John and his staff.  When John has had significant votes come up, he has done exactly what we want in a Representative of our region:  he reaches out to those who it will impact, including us, asks for our input, and then thoughtfully makes a decision on how to vote that will best serve his district and our needs.  John’s clear commitment to our region and his understanding of the Federal process and issues that impact our sector are what make John the best candidate to serve our region.  We are pleased to be here endorsing John, and thank him for his clear commitment to both the region and the manufacturing sector as a whole.”

    Stephen McAllister, U.S. Chamber of Commerce stated, “The U.S. Chamber is proud to stand with the Central New York business community and MACNY to support John Katko. Katko has earned a reputation as an independent leader who continues to get things done — from cutting excessive red tape on small businesses, to spearheading legislation to fix our broken roads and bridges, to creating a tax environment for job creators to hire and grow. We’re honored to highlight his record and endorse him here today.”

    “On behalf of the Manufacturing Community we are pleased to be standing here today at Air Innovations supporting John Katko for Congress,” stated Randy Wolken, President & CEO of  MACNY – The Manufacturers Association.  “During John’s time in Congress, he has worked tirelessly on behalf of his constituents, to include the hard-working manufacturing community. This coupled with his pro-growth agenda is best suited for the needs of our region’s manufacturing and business community.  The past four years, John has exemplified a pro-jobs and pro-business representative and has championed many of the pieces of legislation that are critical to foster growth and a better business climate for manufacturers.  Most recently, his efforts on tax reform and infrastructure investment which are both key issues for manufacturers.  On behalf of the manufacturers, I am pleased to be giving John our endorsement for the 24th congressional district.”

    “I’m honored to have earned the strong support of the local manufacturers and small businesses represented by MACNY and the U.S. Chamber.  Since coming to Congress, I have prioritized creating an environment in which our local businesses can grow, thrive, and create greater opportunities for the hardworking men and women they employ,” said Congressman Katko. “Following passage of tax reform and regulatory relief this Congress, we’ve seen spurred economic growth nationwide with businesses expanding operations and families taking home more of what they earn. I’ll continue to work in Washington to ensure local businesses, like Air Innovations, can compete on the world stage and continue making investments in employees.”

    During the 115th Congress, Congressman John Katko received a 93% ranking in the U.S. Chamber’s annual How They Voted scorecard.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

    MACNY, the Manufacturers Association, represents over 330 companies in a nineteen county region in Upstate New York.  The 105-year-old organization provides human resource services, training, purchasing solutions, networking opportunities and advocacy support for its members.

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  • Who Does Dana Balter Support for Governor?

    September 13th, 2018

    SYRACUSE, NY – Visiting Assistant Professor Dana Balter has refused to tell Central New York voters who she supports in the Democratic Primary for Governor.

    Katko for Congress campaign manager Jeff Bishop today released the following statement:

    “Dana Balter has been talking for over a year about openness and transparency, but thinks its appropriate to hide how she votes.  On Primary Day, voters deserve to know whether Dana Balter stands with the corrupt and irresponsible pay-to-play politics of Andrew Cuomo — who bankrolled her campaign — or with the progressive and wildly out-of-touch leftist policies touted by Cynthia Nixon.  Now that she’s cast her vote, will Dana Balter finally tell Central New Yorkers where her loyalties lie?”

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