Tom Suozzi, Mazi Pilip Set For Feb. 8 Debate

Former Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) and Nassau County Legislator Mazi Melesa Pilip (R-Great Neck) will face off in a debate on Feb. 8, hosted by News 12.

The pair are running in a special election to replace George Santos, who was expelled from Congress on Dec. 8.

Suozzi, who held this seat from 2017 to 2022 and declined to run in the 2022 election for the seat, has expressed an interest in having more than one debate, while for now, Pilip appears to have agreed only to this one – but Pilip campaign spokesperson Aidan Strongreen has indicated that could change.