Jewish Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer turns 63 tomorrow, and we’re taking a moment to wish him a great big mazel!
Schumer, a New York democrat, has served in the Senate since 1999, and served in the House of Representatives prior to that. He is a huge proponent of healthcare and gun reform, and is staunchly pro-choice.
Senator Schumer is also a vocal supporter of Israel, and is a member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Schumer and his wife Iris have been married since 1980 and live in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where the senator can often be seen riding his bicycle around town. And, fun fact, the senator is related to one of our favorite Jewish comediennes—Amy Schumer.