Tony Long (D-IN-5)
Campaign links: Tony A. Long (D-IN-5)
Tony Long Congressional Candidate Indiana District 5
Biography of Tony Long from Tony Long for Congress
Tony Long is running for the United States Congress because he believes in public service and improving the lives of others. Tony Long believes we must create an economy that provides a decent standard of living for the working families of America; we must balance the budget and bring down the national debt, protect our environment and strongly promote peace. Tony has lived the American Dream and wants his children, grandchildren as well as all individuals to be able to achieve the American Dream.
Tony Long was born in Albany, Kentucky in 1951. Like many families the Long family moved around America seeking the American Dream, they found their dream in Kokomo, Indiana in 1963. The perfect town to grow up in. Tony’s father, Jack, was an accountant and small business owner and his mother, Mae, a factory worker.
At the age of 15 Tony received his first paycheck working Rices Golf Course in Kokomo. He later worked as a gas station attendant until his graduation from Taylor High School in 1970. In 1970 he went to work at Pittsburg Plate Glass where he joined the AFL-CIO. In 1973 he was hired by General Motors in Kokomo at Delco Electronics. He joined the UAW (United Auto Workers) that same year.
Tony Long has had a long distinguished career in the UAW. In 1976 he was elected to his first Local Union Office as an Alternate Committeeman at Local 292. This began his climb through the ranks of his local union who at that time had 10,000 members. In 1978 he was elected as Local Committeeman. In 1981 and 1984 he was elected and re-elected to the Bargaining Committee. In 1987 he was elected to the first of three terms as Chairman of the Bargaining Committee. In 1995, because of his outstanding service, Tony was hired by the UAW International Union as an International Representative. Serving in the International Representative position for 11 years. He was responsible for contract negotiation between workers and employers in both the private and public sectors throughout Indiana. Tony retired from General Motors and the UAW International Union in 2006.
Tony is a member of the AARP, UAW Local 292 and Grace Community Foursquare Church. He teaches Sunday School, is on the Church Counsel, and has served as a missionary in both Haiti and Africa. Tony loves fishing, hunting, and golfing.
Tony currently resides in Kokomo, Indiana living the American Dream with his wife of 41 years, Vickie. They have two children, Matthew and Rebecca and three grandchildren, Cassie, Jack, and Giselle.