Dan Goldman, 47, is the Congressman for New York’s 10th Congressional District, where he serves Lower Manhattan and much of Western Brooklyn. Previously, he was the former lead counsel for the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. Since taking office in January, Goldman has played a leadership role in appropriating funding to protect places of worship and Jewish community-based organizations from antisemitic violence, advocating for Holocaust education in public schools and launching the inaugural House Bagel Caucus to insure everyone on Capitol Hill had the opportunity to eat real (read: New York) bagels. Goldman lives in Tribeca with his wife and five children.
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