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US Election 2020: Greek-American elected officials

US Election 2020: Greek-American elected officials

US Election 2020: Greek-American elected officials

A number of Greek-Americans have been elected (or re-elected) in the hotly-contested 2020 elections. The results are as follows:

US Congress

Nicole Malliotakis

Republican candidate and proud Greek American Nicole Malliotakis claimed victory in the race for New York’s 11th congressional district.

“I entered this race with eyes wide open knowing that victory wouldn’t come easy. But, from the start I knew this race was never about me,” Malliotakis said, adding “this race was always about you, the hardworking New Yorker who obeys the law, pays their taxes and gets up every morning and goes to work.”

My parents came to this country as poor immigrants and, with hard work and your support, their daughter will be a member of the United States Congress. That’s what makes this country so unique and truly special. I will always fight for our community, stick up for the hardworking taxpaying citizens I represent and work to preserve the values, freedoms and opportunity that has attracted millions of immigrants from around the world. Thank you for this honor.

Posted by Nicole Malliotakis on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Dina Titus

In Nevada’s 1st Congressional District (which includes the city of Las Vegas), Democrat Dina Titus won by a wide margin over her Republican opponent, Joyce Bentley.

Charlie Christ

In Florida’s 13th Congressional District (which includes much of Pinellas County in the Clearwater area), Democratic Greek-Cypriot Charlie Crist (originally Christodoulou) won re-election with 53% of the vote.

To our supporters, thank you! I am honored to serve the people of Congressional District 13 for another term.Although…

Posted by Charlie Crist on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Gus Bilirakis won Florida’s 12th congressional district that represents all of Pasco and northern parts of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.

He grew up in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and is the grandson of Greek immigrants.

Bilirakis gathered a 62.9 majority against Democratic candidate Kimberly Walker (37.1).

Serving as your voice in Washington, D.C. is one of the greatest honors of my life. Thank you for giving me the…

Posted by Rep. Gus Bilirakis on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

John Sarbanes

Democrat John Sarbanes won Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District.

With 75 percent of the votes counted, Sarbanes received 69.6%.

I am deeply grateful to the voters for re-electing me to Maryland's 3rd Congressional District. As our country…

Posted by John Sarbanes on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Chris Pappas

Democrat Chris Pappas won New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.

State Legislative Contests

Michael Gianaris

Michael Gianaris ran unopposed in the general election, handing him an automatic win once the polls closed Tuesday night in New York City.

Gianaris represents the 12th Senatorial District, which covers Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside, as well as parts of Woodside, Maspeth, Ridgewood and Woodhaven.

Steven Xiarhos

Steven Xiarhos, grandson of Greek immigrants and Republican candidate for State Representative in the Fifth Barnstable District, declared victory on Tuesday evening.

Good morning,Last night, our campaign scored a major victory in the race for State Representative here in the 5th…

Posted by Committee to Elect Steven Xiarhos on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Michael Tannousis

Republican Michael Tannousis won the race in the 64th Assembly District, defeating Democratic challenger Brandon Patterson.

James Skoufis

James Skoufis was re-elected in the 39th District of the State Senate in New York.