Republican candidate -and proud Greek American- Nicole Malliotakis claimed victory in the race for New York’s 11th congressional district, which includes Staten Island and part of South Brooklyn.
With 95 percent of the vote counted, Maliotakis is leading 57.8 percent over Democratic candidate Max Rose who is receiving 42.2 of the vote.
“This race was always about you, the hardworking New Yorker who obeys the law, pays their taxes and gets up every morning and goes to work,” noted Maliotakis addressing supporters at an event on Tuesday night.
Malliotakis, who received a B.A. in communications from Seton Hall University and earned an MBA from Wagner College, had spoken to Greek Reporter about the most important issues she wants to tackle with her candidacy: rebuilding the economy, restoring American jobs, public safety and preserving the American dream and stopping socialism.
“My community is looking for someone who’s going to push back against these radical policies that have made us less safe. Shootings, murders, burglaries, car thefts, they have all skyrocketed in the last year. And we are going back to the 1980’s and we need to restore law and order to the streets of this city,” Maliotakis noted.