BIO: Max Rose is a Democrat representing New York’s 11th congressional district. He was sworn into office on Jan. 3, 2019, becoming the first veteran to represent New York City since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Rose earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Wesleyan University and an MSc in philosophy and public policy from the London School of Economics. After coming back to the United States from London, Rose enlisted in the Army, serving for five years with the 1st Armored Division.
During his time in the military, he earned his Ranger certification and received a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge. Rose also spent a year in Afghanistan from 2012 to 2013 as a combat infantry officer.
Rose has previously worked as the chief of staff at nonprofit Brightpoint Health and as the director of public engagement and special assistant to late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.