Vito Fossella

U.S. Congressperson

1965 –


Who is Vito Fossella?

Vito John Fossella, Jr. is a U.S. Republican politician from the state of New York who formerly represented the state's 13th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives for six terms, from 1997 to 2009 serving as the lone Republican from New York City. Fossella, a Staten Island native, was born to a family that included several politicians. Fossella initially took office in 1997, after winning a special election held to replace the resigning Susan Molinari.

As a result of a DUI arrest in Alexandria, Virginia on May 1, 2008, followed by the public disclosure a week later that he had had an affair with Laura Fay, a retired US Air Force lieutenant colonel, that had resulted in a three-year-old child while Fossella was married, he announced on his official website on May 20 that he had chosen to serve out the remainder of his term, which ended on January 3, 2009, but decided not to run for re-election.

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Mar 9, 1965
Staten Island
  • Catholicism
  • United States of America
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Fordham University
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Iona College
  • Monsignor Farrell High School
  • Juris Doctor
Lived in
  • Staten Island
  • Great Kills
  • New York City

on July 23, 2013


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