WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) was officially sworn in on January 3 to represent Staten Island and Southwestern Brooklyn in the United States House of Representatives. The ceremony took place in the presence of her Greek-born father, George, and Cuban-born mother, Vera.
“I'm excited and ready to work for the people of New York's 11th Congressional District by fighting to accelerate vaccine distribution, open our economy and make our community safer,” said Congresswoman Malliotakis. “Sixty years ago, my parents took a great chance and came to this country in search of greater opportunity. They worked hard, sacrificed so much, and today they were able to watch their daughter become a Member of Congress. That's the American Dream and opportunity I will work to preserve for future generations.”
Malliotakis was elected with a relatively wide margin of victory against the 11th District's incumbent Democrat Max Rose.
It should be noted that Malliotakis previously represented the same constituency in the New York State Assembly District 64, where she won handily each time she ran for the office. When she ran for mayor of New York City, despite her defeat, she beat Mayor Bill de Blasio in the same constituency. These numbers were a prelude to her run for the House of Representatives.
In total, this year's composition of the House includes 122 women, some of whom come from minority communities.
A “record-shattering 122 women” were sworn into the House of Representatives, said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, SI Live reported, adding that the “total is the most of all-time and comes 100 years after women gained the right to vote.”