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Robert Zimmerman

Local jobs creator and longtime LGBTQ community champion - Robert Zimmerman is running to represent New York's redrawn 3rd Congressional District, seeking to succeed retiring Rep. Tom Suozzi. When elected, Robert will be the first openly LGBTQ Member of Congress from Long Island and Queens.

Robert Zimmerman is a businessman and political advocate from Long Island. Growing up as a closeted gay kid in the suburbs, Robert struggled to find his voice, and was driven to a career in political activism to speak up for others who were unseen and unheard. He’s spent his career fighting for social, environmental, and economic justice, both in his Long Island community and as a national Democratic leader.

Robert began his career as a Congressional staffer and advisor for then-Rep. Lester Wolff and later Reps. James Scheuer and Gary Ackerman. From Capitol Hill, Robert’s career took him to the TV networks, where he served as an on-air advocate for Democratic causes and stood up to right wing talking points on issues ranging from reproductive rights to gun violence prevention, to the climate crisis. As a Democratic National Committee member, Robert has worked to reform our politics by opposing corporate money in campaigns and working to dismantle the DNC’s superdelegate system. Robert has built his business, ZE Creative Communications, now in its 33rd year, in the same community in which he was raised and still resides. He is a product of Great Neck Public Schools, graduated cum laude from Brandeis University, and received his MBA from Fordham University.