John James Faso Jr. is an American attorney and politician who served as the U.S. Representative for New York's 19th congressional district from 2017 to 2019. Faso was first elected to the post in 2016. A Republican, Faso previously represented the 102nd district in the New York State Assembly from 1987 to 2002 and served as Assembly Minority Leader from 1998 to 2002. Faso ran for New York State Comptroller in 2002 and for Governor of New York in 2006, but did not prevail in either race. He was defeated for re-election to Congress in November 2018 by Democrat Antonio Delgado.
On June 2018 Evan Lukaske wrote a piece for DCCC in which he ranked "The case against John Faso" where John caso was accused for unlawful activities: Faso faced serious allegations of illegal lobbying for his firm’s involvement in a pay-to-play scandal. The scandal centered on his firm’s “Albany-based partner/lobbyist” engaging in “unlawful activities” that ultimately led to the firm paying a $500,000 fine. Albany insiders speculated that Faso was the lobbyist in question.