NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis (R)
Nicole Malliotakis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010, defeating a two-term incumbent. She currently serves as minority whip and the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
This January, Nicole was sworn in to her fifth term as a member of the State Assembly.
Recovery from Hurricane Sandy has become a hallmark of her tenure as an elected official, as her district, which encompasses the eastern shore of Staten Island, was among the hardest hit by the October 2012 storm.
Malliotakis is the daughter of immigrants, her father from Greece and her mother a Cuban exile of the Castro dictatorship. She is currently the only Republican woman and only Hispanic Republican elected official in New York City, and represents a district spanning the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island.
During her time in the Assembly, Malliotakis was named one of 2012’s “40 Under 40 Latino Rising Stars” by the Hispanic Coalition of New York, as well as a member of Greek America’s “Forty Under 40” Class of 2012 for which she was recognized at their annual National Innovation Convention.
In 2013, she was named one of the American Conservative Union’s “Top 10 Under 40.” In 2014, she was selected by the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation to participate in a visit to Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai. She also serves as a member of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association and as state director of the National Foundation for Women Legislators.
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