Tom Suozzi Returns To Congress: How It Happened, And What’s Next

Tom Suozzi Returns To Congress

Rep. Tom Suozzi, who defeated Nassau County Legislator Mazi Melesa Pilip (R-Great Neck) in the special election to replace disgraced former Rep. George Santos in New York’s Third Congressional District on Feb. 13, took office on Feb. 28.

Suozzi defeated Pilip by a margin of 54% to 46%, according to the New York State Board of Elections.

The Third District covers a portion of northeast Queens, as well as the entirety of the Towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay. With Suozzi’s election, he is now the sole Democratic congressman on Long Island, with the three other seats being held by Republican Reps. Anthony D’Esposito, Andrew Garbarino, and Nick LaLota.