SENATOR CHARLES ELLIS “CHUCK” SCHUMER (D-NY) AND HIS WIFE – IRIS WEINSHALL
Charles Ellis Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is an American politician, the senior United States senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected in 1998, he defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D’Amato 55% to 44%. Schumer was re-elected in 2004 with 71% of the vote, in 2010 with 66% of the vote, and in 2016 with 70% of the vote.
Before his election to the Senate, Schumer served in the House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999, first representing New York’s 16th congressional district before being redistricted to the 10th congressional district in 1983 and 9th congressional district in 1993. A native of Brooklyn and graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1980.
Schumer was chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2009, during which time he oversaw 14 Democratic gains in the Senate in the 2006 and 2008 elections. He was the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, behind Senate minority leader Harry Reid and minority whip Dick Durbin. He was elected vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the Senate in 2006. In November 2010, he was also chosen to hold the additional role of chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. Schumer was elected to his fourth Senate term in 2016 and was then unanimously elected minority leader to succeed the retiring Reid
United States Senator from New York – Incumbent
Assumed office – January 3, 1999
Serving with – Kirsten Gillibrand
Preceded by – Al D’Amato
Senate Minority Leader – Incumbent
Assumed office – January 3, 2017
Deputy – Dick Durbin
Preceded by – Harry Reid
Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee
In office – January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2017
Leader – Harry Reid
Preceded by – Byron Dorgan
Succeeded by – Debbie Stabenow
Vice Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus
In office – January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2017
Leader – Harry Reid
Preceded by – Position established
Succeeded by – Mark Warner, Elizabeth Warren
Chair of the Senate Rules Committee
In office – January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by – Dianne Feinstein
Succeeded by – Roy Blunt
Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
In office – January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2009
Leader – Harry Reid
Preceded by – Jon Corzine
Succeeded by – Robert Menendez
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York
In office – January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1999
Preceded by – Elizabeth Holtzman (16th), Mario Biaggi (10th), and Thomas J. Manton (9th)
Succeeded by – Charles Rangel (16th), Edolphus Towns (10th), and Anthony Weiner (9th)
Constituency – 16th district (1981–83), 10th district (1983–93), and 9th district (1993–99)
Member of the New York State Assembly from the 45th district
In office – January 1, 1975 – December 31, 1980
Preceded by – Stephen J. Solarz
Succeeded by – Daniel Feldman
Born – Charles Ellis Schumer
November 23, 1950 (age 67)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party – Democratic
Spouse(s) – Iris Weinshall (m. 1980)
Children – 2 (Jessica and Alison) (Jessica DOB: 09/24/84; Allison DOB: U/K)
Education – Harvard University (BA, JD)
Schumer and his wife, Iris Weinshall, were married September 21, 1980. The ceremony took place at Windows on the World at the top of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Weinshall was New York City’s commissioner of transportation, from 2000 to 2007. The Schumers have two children, Jessica and Alison, both graduates of their father’s alma mater, Harvard College. The older daughter, Jessica, served as chief of staff and general counsel of the Council of Economic Advisers from May 2013 to August 2015.
For many years, Schumer rented a room in a house owned by fellow Democratic politician George Miller in Washington. He lived there with Miller, Dick Durbin, and Bill Delahunt . Schumer moved out when the Miller sold the house in 2014, despite an offer by the new owner to stay. Had he decided to stay he would have been subject to a rent increase since Miller was renting the house out well below market value.
During the week of December 16, 2016, Schumer fired the employees of the media team of the Senate Democratic caucus. A new viral version of the social media division will be created to help Senate Democrats with winning future elections.
WIKIPEDIA — Iris Weinshall (born September 5, 1953) is the Chief Operating Officer of The New York Public Library, former vice chancellor at the City University of New York and a former commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation. Weinshall was appointed Chief Operating Officer by the Library in July 2014, and she began her tenure on September 1, 2014. She is married to U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer.
Weinshall is a graduate of Brooklyn College and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Weinshall and Schumer have two daughters, both of whom attended Harvard University, which their father also attended. Weinshall has a Maters in Public Administration from New York University and a B.A. from Brooklyn College.
Alison Schumer works in the tech industry. She interned for YouTube in 2010, and was hired by Facebook as a policy and communications associate in 2011. She was associate manager in policy and communications at Instagram from 2013 to 2015. She currently works as a public affairs manager at Airbnb.
Jessica Emily Schumer, daughter of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
According to her LinkedIn page, Jessica Schumer is a graduate of Harvard University’s class of 2006. She followed in her father’s footsteps, as Chuck Schumer is also a graduate of Harvard. Schumer in 2010 graduated with her law degree from Yale Law School. Immediately after graduating from Yale, Schumer landed a job in the White House.
In 2010, Jessica Schumer became the deputy chief of staff at the National Economic Council.
This council of 25 employees helps guide the president on economic policy matters. Schumer served on this council for three years, and in 2013 she became the chief of staff of Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.
Emails released by Wikileaks last year show that Schumer got her job with the Hillary Clinton campaign after Jason Furman, Schumer’s boss at the Council of Economic Advisors, wrote an email to John Podesta recommending her.
“I am writing because Jessica Schumer, currently my COS, is moving to New York for personal reasons,” Furman wrote in the email. “If there was the right position on the campaign she would love to do it. She heard you might have a COS position or something like that. Policy is the other natural place for her but with her boyfriend (Mike Shapiro) headed that direction I think she is more reluctant. As you know Jess is smart, hard working, motivated, strategic, and effective at getting things done. Let me know if she should be in touch with you or anyone else there.”
Podesta passed this information along to Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, who said, “I can definitely work on finding something.”
In April 2016, Jessica Schumer married Michael Shapiro, her former coworker at the National Economic Council and the Council of Economic Advisers. Shapiro is also a former employee at the Office of Management and Budget. In addition, he served as an economic policy advisor for the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign.
Sources: Heavy, Wikipedia, and Linkin