Democratic candidate discusses why he’s running to replace George Santos in Congress


Zak Malamed, a 29-year-old Great Neck native, is running to be the Democratic candidate in the 2024 election for New York’s 3rd Congressional District with the hope of unseating controversial Congressman George Santos.

Malamed is the co-founder of The Next 50, an advocacy group dedicated to investing in the next generation of political leadership in order to create a more representative democracy. Since founding it in 2019, he has dedicated much of his time and energy towards defeating MAGA Republicans in competitive district and state races across the country.