Chuck Schumer: What to know about Senate minority leader from New York

There’s a lot you may not know about Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

The 66-year-old Brooklyn-born senator from New York entered politics after graduating from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He was elected to the New York State Assembly before winning a seat in the 9th Congressional District in 1980 — at the young age of 29.

Schumer grew up in Sheepshead Bay and attended Madison High School. He has two daughters, Jessica and Alison, and he still lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Iris Weinshal.

Here are six things that may surprise you about Schumer.