Tom Reed is one of 12 children raised by Tom Sr. and Betty Barr Reed – both long time residents of Corning, NY. His father was a decorated war veteran of both World War II and Korea. Tom attended All Saints Academy, Corning East High School, and is a 1989 graduate of Horseheads High School. He graduated from Alfred University in 1993 with a degree in Political Science. While at Alfred, Tom also was captain of the men’s swim team, and was an ‘All American’ athlete during his career. During his academic and athletic career, he fell in love with his now wife Jean. Jean was a student at Alfred as well, who graduated with BA in Biology and AAS in Medical Lab Technology.
Tom graduated from the Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1996 and began work in Rochester, N.Y. Tom’s wife Jean worked three jobs, including at Strong Memorial Hospital and waitressing, while he studied for the bar exam and they started their family. In 1999, they returned to his hometown of Corning, where he and Jean live with their children, Autumn and Will.
Tom was elected to serve New York’s 29th district in 2010, and took office in the 111th Congress, with his first full year term beginning on January 5, 2011. Since taking office, Tom has become one of the most accessible Members of Congress by conducting over 250 town halls across all 11 counties in a district the size of New Jersey.
As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, and Co-chair of the Manufacturing Caucus, Tom is committed to fighting for jobs and the future for the families in the 23rd Congressional District.