A number of Greek-Americans have been elected (or re-elected) in the hotly-contested 2020 elections. The results are as follows:
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
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.
People who voted according to their local rules will have their ballots counted because that is what the law requires. It is also what our democracy demands.
— Dina Titus (@repdinatitus) November 4, 2020
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
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
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
Democrat Chris Pappas won New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.
The voters sent a clear message yesterday: they're tired of divisive politics and hungry for solutions.
I’m humbled by the trust they have placed in me once again, and I'm going to work every day for everyone who calls this district home. #NHPolitics #NH01 pic.twitter.com/3qkTs3oJ1e
— Chris Pappas (@ChrisPappasNH) November 4, 2020
State Legislative Contests
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.
Getting out that Astoria #Vote for @nywfp with @ZohranKMamdani pic.twitter.com/34gIet1mqZ
— Sen. Mike Gianaris (@SenGianaris) November 3, 2020
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
Republican Michael Tannousis won the race in the 64th Assembly District, defeating Democratic challenger Brandon Patterson.
Today, my wife and I voted early. If you haven’t voted already, please do so on Tuesday! #election2020 #ElectionsHaveConsequences pic.twitter.com/reYsalK9ZU
— Mike Tannousis (@MikeTannousis) November 1, 2020
James Skoufis was re-elected in the 39th District of the State Senate in New York.
Thank you for continuing to afford me the privilege of representing the 39th District in the State Senate. We have lots to do and I’m looking forward to getting back to work! pic.twitter.com/OTCApfFhbJ
— James Skoufis (@JamesSkoufis) November 4, 2020