Felix Grucci

Felix Grucci
Felix Grucci.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byMichael Forbes
Succeeded byTim Bishop
Personal details
Born (1951-11-25) November 25, 1951 (age 67)
Brookhaven, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Madeleine Grucci
ChildrenFelix Grucci III and Danielle Grucci Petersen

Felix J. Grucci, Jr. (born November 25, 1951) is a former United States Representative from East Patchogue, New York. He was elected as a Republican to the 107th United States Congress and served from 2001 until 2003.[1]

Early political life[edit]

Grucci was born in Brookhaven, New York.[1] He has worked as an executive in the family-owned fireworks company, Fireworks by Grucci.[2] In 1993, Grucci ran for his first political office, earning a seat on the Brookhaven Town Council.[1] In 1996, he was elected to a four-year term as town supervisor.[1]

Congressional career[edit]

In 2000, he was elected to Congress after Democratic incumbent Michael Forbes, who had switched from the Republican Party in 1999, was upset in the primary by his opponent, Regina Seltzer.[3][4] Grucci was defeated in the 2002 election by Democrat Timothy Bishop.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Grucci is a Roman Catholic. He is married to Madeleine, with two children, Danielle and Felix III.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "GRUCCI, Jr., Felix J., (1951 - )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Felix Grucci". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  3. ^ Kelley, Tina (8 November 2000). "THE 2000 ELECTIONS: THE HOUSE; Democrat Captures Lazio's Long Island Seat". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  4. ^ Kelley, Tina (20 September 2000). "New Tally Confirms an Upset in Primary". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  5. ^ Finn, Robin (2 July 2006). "THE ISLAND; Finding Refuge in the Family Fireworks". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Felix Grucci". PBS. Retrieved 29 April 2011.

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Michael Forbes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

2001–2003
Succeeded by
Tim Bishop
Political offices
Preceded by
John LaMura
Supervisor of Brookhaven, New York
1995–2000
Succeeded by
John J. La Valle