Republican George Santos declares victory in tight Congressional District 3 race


The Congressional District 3 race between Democrat Robert Zimmerman and Republican George Santos was finally settled in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 9, with Santos being declared the winner.

Santos is poised to succeed democrat Thomas Suozzi, who held the seat since 2017 before leaving in an ultimately unsuccessful bid for governor of New York. This race marked the country’s first where both House candidates running for office are openly gay.

A first-generation American who was born in Queens, Santos graduated from Baruch College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance. He works as a Wall Street financier and investor. His time on Wall Street has provided him with experience in capital introduction, real estate, capital markets, bio-tech and many other similar subjects. He participated in landmark deals on Wall Street, eventually working his way up to being one of the youngest vice presidents in the industry.

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