Kiwanis welcomes Himes

U.S. Congressman Jim Himes (D-4th) will be the guest speaker at the Wilton Kiwanis Club’s lunch meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the parish hall at WEPCO, 48 New Canaan Road. The community is welcome. Lunch is $15 for non-members and is served at 12:15. Reservations should be made by calling 203-354-0208.

Himes is serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, serves as the ranking member of the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and is vice chair of the New Democrat Coalition.

Born in Lima, Peru in 1966 to American parents, he spent the early years of his childhood in Peru and Colombia while his father worked for the Ford Foundation and UNICEF. Himes grew up fluent in both Spanish and English, and at 10 moved with his mother and sisters to the United States.

After graduation from Harvard University he earned a Rhodes Scholarship, which enabled him to attend Oxford University in England where he continued his studies of Latin America, including research in El Salvador.

He now lives in Greenwich with his wife Mary and two daughters.