Nicole Malliotakis was born on November 11, 1980, to immigrant parents, one Greek and one Cuban. Growing up on Staten Island, she was a leader among her peers and led by example, as she was voted class president by her high school peers. She graduated from Seton Hall University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, after which she went on to earn her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. After graduation, Malliotakis worked as a communications liaison in government and worked as the public affairs manager for the New York state energy policy.
Malliotakis was elected to represent the 60th district in the New York State Assembly in 2010, where her conservative ideals were a rarity. One of only two Republicans serving New York City, Malliotakis was also the first Greek-American and first Cuban-American elected to serve in New York state office. During her time serving one of the country’s most populous cities, Malliotakis has fought battles to prevent increased tolls in the area, as well as allow parents to choose to exempt their children from vaccinations. One of the great passions of her career has been rights and benefits for the elderly, fighting to keep one Staten Island nursing home from shutting down.
In 2015, political star Marco Rubio chose Malliotakis to act as the New York Chair of his presidential campaign. Though this didn’t pan out as Rubio had hoped, Malliotakis began her own political campaign in 2017. Running for mayor of New York, Malliotakis had a real foothold in the Republican party, but unfortunately, funding concerns forced her to drop out in June of that year. Political aspirations began to come to fruition for Malliotakis in 2020, as she ran for the House of Representatives 11th congressional district. The 11th district is historically conservative. However, the incumbent running against Malliotakis was Democrat Max Rose. Malliotakis displayed a strong endorsement for a second term for Donald Trump, who supported her in return. In several press conferences and social media posts, the former president said that “Nicole has my Complete & Total Endorsement!” Though Trump’s 2020 election didn’t go as he’d wished, Malliotakis was able to take back the singular historically conservative seat of New York’s 12 districts, a proud and exciting moment in Malliotakis’s political career.
Nicole Malliotakis is a strong and proud member of the Republican party, backing the party’s ideals in most every aspect. She is in strong opposition to sanctuary cities and believes that undocumented immigrants should not be allowed to get driver’s licenses. In general, she fights for less government intervention, more freedoms, and more opportunities for all. Citing the fascist and communist regimes from which her parents fled, Malliotakis seeks to create a truly free country in which the government is not a threat to its people. She believes that many Democrat ideals reflect the oppressive regimes that immigrant families free from.
Nicole Malliotakis is a proud lifelong citizen of Staten Island who is working to ensure that all Americans are given the freedom and liberty that her immigrant parents were afforded upon their arrival in America. Her strong conservative ideals lead her way, as she is one of the new members of the Republican party in the House of Representatives.https://twitter.com/NMalliotakis