A lifelong resident of Amsterdam, Paul has served as a progressive champion in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Capital Region since 2009. He is running for re-election to strengthen the voices of his constituents and all Americans who value good jobs, quality education, and economic and social justice.
Paul studied at Clarkson University in Potsdam, where he earned a degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. As one of the few engineers in Congress, he takes a unique, measured and analytical approach to legislating. It’s the same approach he took as the President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), as well as during his twenty-five years in the New York State Assembly.
As a senior member on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce – and the Chairman of its subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change – Paul continues to push for a clean energy economy that enhances public health and pioneers an emerging market for new jobs. He also serves on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and on the House Committee on Natural Resources, positioning him as a leading architect of climate action in Congress.
New York’s 20th Congressional District includes all of Albany and Schenectady Counties, and parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties. The communities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and Amsterdam all lie within the district’s boundaries.