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NYS Democrats Nominate Tom Suozzi to run for Santos’ vacant seat


Former Rep. Tom Suozzi was selected Thursday to be the Democratic nominee to replace expelled GOP Rep. George Santos.

The special election to fill the Third Congressional District of New York seat has been set for February 13, 2024.

Suozzi’s bid received the backing of Queens County Democratic Chair Rep. Greg Meeks and Jay Jacobs, chairman of both the Nassau County Democrats and the state’s Democratic Party, who issued a joint statement:

“On behalf of the Nassau County and Queens County Democratic Committees, we are very pleased to announce the official selection this afternoon of Thomas R. Suozzi of Glen Cove to be our nominee for the Special Election in the Third Congressional District of New York.
Tom Suozzi has a proven record of fighting for his constituents, fighting to safeguard our suburban way of life here on Long Island and Queens and always advocating for sensible solutions to the real challenges affecting everyday average Americans.  We look forward to working with the Suozzi Campaign, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to restore integrity, competence, and a focus on the real needs of our larger community in the Third Congressional District”, reads the statement.

Suozzi released the following statement:

“The folks from Massapequa and Levittown to the north shore of Nassau, to northeast Queens deserve better. I will work day and night with both parties to deliver for the people to make living here more affordable, safer, and better. I delivered for this district before, and I will do it again by putting you ahead of partisanship. Let’s reject the nonsense and get back to work. Let’s Fix This!”

Suozzi previously represented the Third Congressional District, which is based on Long Island and covers parts of Queens and Nassau County, from 2017 – 2023, before leaving Congress last year to run for Governor.

He beat Santos by nearly 13 points in the 2020 elections.