Meet Mike

Congressman Mike Lawler proudly represents New York’s 17th Congressional District which includes Rockland County, Putnam County and portions of Westchester and Dutchess Counties.  He was named by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to the prestigious House Committee on Financial Services and House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  Prior to winning his seat in Congress, Mike represented New York’s 97th District in the State Assembly where he served on the Committees on Aging, Banks, Education, Housing, and as the Ranking Member on Governmental Operations.

The fact that Congressman Lawler, as a Republican, was able to win a district that President Biden won by 10 points in 2020 and is home to 70,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans, is a testament to his bipartisan, pragmatic approach to governing.  In the Assembly, that meant additional funding for law enforcement and first responders, tax relief for middle class families, and historic funding increases for our schools in the Hudson Valley. 

Mike has a long history of public service. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly and Congress, he served as the Deputy Town Supervisor in Orangetown and was a Senior Advisor to the Westchester County Executive.

Mike also served as Executive Director of the State Republican Party and previously founded his own government affairs and public relations firm. He graduated from Manhattan College with degrees in Accounting and Finance and was Valedictorian of his graduating class.

Mike is a lifelong Hudson Valley resident. He grew up in Rockland County and graduated from Suffern High School. Mike lives in Pearl River with his wife, Doina, and their daughter Julianna.