Congressman Tom Reed will serve as the commencement speaker at the 127th Annual Graduation Ceremony of Jamestown Business College on June 1, 2013.
Congressman Tom Reed was first elected to represent the 29th District of New York in a special election held November 2, 2010. He took office during the “lame duck” session of the 111th Congress and began his own full two-year term in the 112th Congress on January 5, 2011. Reed was re-elected on November 6, 2012 to serve a two year term in the new 23rd District.
In June 2011 Congressman Reed was appointed to the Committee on Ways and Means. The Ways and Means Committee has broad jurisdiction over many issues including tax policy, trade, health care, and Social Security. He serves on the Human Resources, Oversight, and Select Revenue Measures subcommittees of Ways and Means. Previously, Tom served on the Rules, Judiciary, and Transportation and Infrastructure committees. Tom currently Co-Chairs the House Manufacturing Caucus and Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, and is Vice Chair of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus.
Congressman Reed 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. He also graduated from the Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1996 and began work in Rochester, N.Y. After opening his private practice, he spent the next 11 years building his law firm and other businesses dealing with real estate and mortgage brokerage. Today, Tom’s businesses employ more than 25 people.
Congressman Reed has served on many community boards in the Corning area and he served one full term as the Mayor of the City of Corning from 2008 through 2009.
JBC President, David Conklin, said that he is pleased to welcome Reed as a guest of the college. “Graduation is always a special day for our students and the college community,” he said. “As we celebrate another year of student success, we are especially pleased to have Congressman Reed join us. He continues to be a great supporter of the college and of higher education.”