Peter King, who represents New York’s 3rd Congressional District and is the ranking Republican member of the House Homeland Security Committee, will receive the “Person of the Year” Award at the 2010 ALDONYS Awards Dinner, scheduled for November 6 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. “Rep. King has been a staunch supporter of law enforcement, the security industry and the safety of his constituents and all Americans,” said Robert Tucker, president of ALDONYS. “We are honored that he has agreed to accept ALDONYS’ 2010 Person of the Year Award.”
Now in his ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman King has been a leader in the ongoing effort to base Homeland Security funding on threat analysis and is a strong supporter of the war against international terrorism, both at home and abroad. While chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in 2005-06, he brought about vital legislation regarding port security and chemical plant security and led the effort to restore funding to the Secure the Cities Program to protect the New York-Long Island region.
Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. King was elected to three terms as the Comptroller of Nassau County and has extensive experience as a practicing attorney and civic leader. He began his political career in November 1977 by winning election to the Hempstead Town Council.
He is a graduate of St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and the University of Notre Dame Law School and a lifelong resident of New York, living in Nassau County for more than 40 years. Rep. King and his wife, Rosemary, reside in Seaford. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Tickets for the event are $150.00 per person or $1,500.00 for a table of 10. For more information on sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact David E. Zeldin, ALDONYS 2010 Dinner Chairman at ALDONYSDINNER@gmail.com or 516-442-3164 x 11.