Nick LaLota NY-01

Nick LaLota - NY 01 1

Summary

Current Position: US Representative of NY 1st District since 2023
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position: Chief of Staff to the Suffolk County Legislature;
Commissioner of the Suffolk County Board of Elections
District:  Includes the eastern two-thirds of Suffolk County, including the northern portion of Brookhaven

Nick LaLota graduated from  from the United States Naval Academy. He served in the U.S. Navy for eight years, serving three overseas deployments. He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University. LaLota served as chief of staff to Suffolk County Presiding Officer Kevin McCaffrey. He also served on the Suffolk Board of Elections as well as a trustee for the village of Amityville, New York.[

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About

Source: Government page

U.S. Representative Nick LaLota (NY-01) was first sworn into office in January 2023.

Nick learned the values of hard work and service to the community from his own family. It is that commitment to service which drives him as a Member of Congress.

Nick’s father served as a Nassau County Police Officer, his grandfathers served in the NYPD, and his stepfather served in the Navy. Nick’s mother, while working at Grumman assigned to the F-14 program, brought home U.S. Navy Tomcat models.  Those models, and his family’s longtime service to the community, had an impact on both Nick and his brother.

Nick’s brother Dan is a retired Marine Sniper who earned a Bronze Star with Valor for his service in Fallujah, Iraq. Nick also went on to serve.

Nick LaLota - NY 01While a senior at St. Anthony’s High School, Nick applied to one of the few coveted spots at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.  Selected for academic record and leadership, Nick attended and earned his degree from Annapolis. Nick entered the Navy and attained the rank of Lieutenant.  Serving our nation in uniform, Nick was sent overseas on three separate occasions, deploying to twenty countries.

As a Surface Warfare Officer, Nick served as Assistant Operations Officer on the USS Curts and as a Tactical Action Officer on USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear powered Aircraft Carrier.  For his service he was awarded a Joint Service Commendation Medal in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

After his Naval career protecting our nation, and with it Long Island, Nick returned home. He then went to work continuing his public service.  In 2013, Nick was appointed to the Amityville Board of Trustees and successfully ran for election in 2014 and re-election in 2015.

As a Trustee, Nick maintained a focus on reducing the tax burden on Amityville’s families and businesses, while improving Village services and the viability of the Village’s downtown and beach. As the Village’s Budget Officer, he helped craft four consecutive budgets that complied with the 2% property tax cap, without eliminating any Village services. In 2015 and 2016, following budgets providing significant surpluses, the Village received upgrades from Moody’s and S&P credit rating agencies.

As the Chairman of the Committee to the Police Department, Nick increased the number of Officers on patrol.  As Chairman of the Committee to the Fire Department, Nick worked with the Chiefs’ Office and Fire Council to start a Village Fire Marshal program, refurbish multiple ambulances, and increase EMT funding by 40% while appropriating additional funding for life saving equipment that kept our volunteer firefighters and community safe.

Since 2008, Nick has served in different leadership roles in local government on Long Island, most recently serving as Chief of Staff to the Suffolk County Legislature.  There, Nick worked with the Presiding Officer, County Legislators, staff and the public to deliver superior municipal services at affordable tax rates while protecting the environment– especially surface waters and drinking waters.  Nick oversaw Suffolk County’s $3.7 billion budget which services the county’s 1.5 million residents.

Prior to being the County Legislature’s Chief of Staff, Nick served as Commissioner of the Suffolk County Board of Elections where he worked diligently to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat in our democratic process.  When appointed, Nick became the youngest person to hold the post in three decades. Nick also served as Chief of Staff to a New York State Senator, where he learned how to ensure citizens’ voices were heard as he directed legislation, government relations, strategy and community outreach.

A husband and father, Nick and his wife Kaylie, his high school sweetheart, are raising three daughters.

Nick is a cum laude graduate from Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business with a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA).  In addition, Nick holds a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law.

Nick continues his commitment to serving Long Island in the halls of Congress by fighting to lower taxes for working class Long Islanders, secure energy independence and defend all of our constitutional freedoms.

Personal

Full Name:   Nicholas J. LaLota

Gender:  Male

Family:  Wife: Kaylie; 3 Children

Birth Date:  06/23/1978

Home City:  Amityville, NY

Religion:  Catholic

Source: Vote Smart

Education

JD, Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University, 2017-2020

MBA, Hofstra University, 2010-2012

BS, Political Science, United States Naval Academy, 1996-2000

Political Experience

Representative, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 1, 2023-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 1, 2022

Trustee, Village of Amityville, New York, 2013-2019

Offices

Washington DC Office
1530 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515Phone: (202) 225-3826

Hauppauge District Office
515 Hauppauge Road
Suite 3B
Hauppauge, NY  11788Phone: (631) 289-1097

Rocky Point Mobile Office Hours (Thursdays 1pm-5pm; **not an active mailbox**)
Rocky Point VFW Post 6249
109 King Road
Rocky Point, NY  11778Phone: (631) 289-1097

Contact

Email: Government page

Web Links

Politics

Source: none

Finances

Source: Open Secrets

Committees

– House Armed Services Committee

— Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation

— Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces

– House Homeland Security Committee

— Subcommittee on Emergency Management and Technology

— Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security (Vice Chair)

– House Small Business Committee

— Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure (Chair)

— Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access

CAUCUS MEMBERSHIP

– Bipartisan Veteran Caucus

– For Country Caucus

– Main Street Caucus

– Problem Solvers Caucus

– Republican Governance Group

– SALT Caucus

– Shellfish Caucus

New Legislation

Learn more about legislation sponsored and co-sponsored by Congressman LaLota.

More Information

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Source: Government page

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District

Source: Wikipedia

NY-01

New York’s 1st congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in eastern Long Island. It includes the eastern two-thirds of Suffolk County, including the northern portion of Brookhaven, as well as the entirety of the towns of Huntington, Smithtown, Riverhead, Southold, Southampton, East Hampton, and Shelter Island. The district encompasses extremely wealthy enclaves such as the Hamptons, middle class suburban towns such as Selden, Centereach and Lake Grove, working-class towns such as Riverhead and rural farming communities such as Mattituck and Jamesport on the North Fork. The district currently is represented by Republican Nick LaLota who lives in Amityville, outside of the district.

The district has been a swing district since the 1990s and a Republican-leaning seat since the 2010s. President George W. Bush defeated challenger John Kerry by less than one percentage point in 2004, while in 2008 and 2012, Barack Obama won the district by less than five points. In 2012, New York underwent redistricting, and the 1st district was slightly modified. In the 2014 election, Republican Lee Zeldin defeated Democratic incumbent Tim Bishop, who had represented the district since 2003. Donald Trump won the district by 12 percentage points over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. At the same time, Zeldin won a second term, defeating Democratic challenger Anna-Thone Holst by a margin of 15.6%, the largest margin of victory for a Republican since 1998. In 2018, Zeldin won re-election to a third term, narrowly defeating Democratic challenger Perry Gershon by 4.1%. In 2020, the district shifted back in the Democratic direction, with Trump carrying the district by only four points in the 2020 United States presidential election.

In 2022, Republican Nick LaLota defeated Democrat Bridget Fleming in the newly-redrawn district by an approximately ten-point margin. As a result, it was one of 18 districts that would have voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election had they existed in their current configuration while being won or held by a Republican in 2022.

Wikipedia

Nicholas Joseph LaLota (ləˈltə lə-LOH-tə; born June 23, 1978) is an American politician and businessman. A member of the Republican Party, he represents New York’s 1st congressional district, in the United States House of Representatives since 2023.

Early life and career

LaLota was born on June 23, 1978, and is from Bay Shore, New York.[1] He graduated from St. Anthony’s High School and, in 2000, from the United States Naval Academy. He served in the U.S. Navy for eight years, serving three overseas deployments.[2] He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University.[3] LaLota served as chief of staff to Suffolk County Presiding Officer Kevin McCaffrey. He also served on the Suffolk Board of Elections as well as a trustee for the village of Amityville, New York.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2022

LaLota ran for the United States House of Representatives in the first congressional district of New York to succeed Lee Zeldin, who ran for governor of New York.[5] He won the general election on November 8 by defeating the Democratic nominee Bridget Fleming.[6]

On December 27, 2022, LaLota became one of the first Republicans to call for a full House Ethics Committee investigation into the false claims made by his fellow Long Island Republican, representative-elect George Santos. “New Yorkers deserve the truth and House Republicans deserve an opportunity to govern without this distraction”, LaLota said.[7] On March 7, 2024, during President Joe Biden‘s State of the Union address, Santos posted on social media that he plans to run against LaLota in the 2024 Republican primary.[8]

Tenure

LaLota was sworn in on January 7, 2023.[9]

Committee assignments

For the 118th Congress:[10]

Caucus memberships

Personal life

LaLota married his high school sweetheart, Kaylie, who is a teacher at Northport High School. They have three daughters. LaLota resides in Amityville.[15]

LaLota is Roman Catholic.[16]

References

  1. ^ “New York New Members 2023”. The Hill. November 17, 2022. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  2. ^ Gannon, Tim (February 24, 2022). “Former Suffolk BOE commissioner, Nick LaLota, announces campaign for Congress; Zeldin picks lieutenant governor”. The Suffolk Times. Retrieved December 5, 2022.
  3. ^ Gormley, Michael (October 20, 2022). “Fleming, LaLota vie to replace Zeldin in 1st Congressional District”. Newsday.
  4. ^ Allen, J.D.; Canavan, Lauren (August 23, 2022). “Here are the key primary election results from New York”. WSHU.
  5. ^ “Long Island Voters Guide: Congressional and New York State Senate Candidates 2022”. Long Island Press. October 13, 2022.
  6. ^ Allen, J.D.; D’lorio, Desiree (November 9, 2022). “LaLota replaces Zeldin in the race to represent New York’s 1st District”. WSHU.
  7. ^ Shapero, Julia (December 27, 2022). “Incoming GOP congressman from NY calls for full House ethics investigation into Santos”. The Hill. Retrieved December 28, 2022.
  8. ^ Ngo, Emilly (March 7, 2024). “George Santos announces a bid to return to Congress”. Politico. Retrieved March 7, 2024.
  9. ^ “LaLota Sworn in as Congressman for New York’s First District”. Congressman Nick LaLota. January 7, 2023. Retrieved July 7, 2023.
  10. ^ “Nick LaLota”. United States House of Representatives. Retrieved October 13, 2023.
  11. ^ “Candidates”. RMSP PAC. Retrieved December 26, 2022.
  12. ^ Gottheimer, Josh (February 9, 2023). “RELEASE: Gottheimer, Kim, Garbarino, Eshoo Re-Launch Bipartisan SALT Caucus to Fight for Tax Relief for Middle-Class Families”. Josh Gottheimer. Archived from the original on March 10, 2023. Retrieved July 7, 2023.
  13. ^ “LaLota Joins Bipartisan Veteran Caucus”. Congressman Nick LaLota. February 10, 2023. Retrieved July 7, 2023.
  14. ^ “LaLota and Courtney Named Co-Chairs of Bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus”. Congressman Nick LaLota. March 24, 2023. Retrieved July 7, 2023.
  15. ^ “About Nick”. LaLota for Congress. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  16. ^ “Religious affiliation of members of 118th Congress” (PDF). Pew Research Center. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 16, 2023.

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from New York’s 1st congressional district

2023–present
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