Retired NYPD detective announces candidacy for George Santos’ Congressional seat


Former NYPD Detective Michael Sapraicone, a Richmond Hill native and current Long Island resident, on July 24 announced his candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District seat in the 2024 election. Sapraicone hopes to secure the Republican nomination and replace controversial Congressman George Santos.

Photo courtesy of Michael Sapraicone’s campaign

Sapraicone said he was inspired to run for the position in large part because he feels the district, under the leadership of Santos, has been severely lacking in fair representation. He also believes that his history with the NYPD would help him be an effective leader in Congress and ensure he looks out for his constituents.