|Member of the New York State Assembly|
from the 64th district
60th district (2011–2012)
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2011
|Preceded by||Janele Hyer-Spencer|
|Born||November 11, 1980|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||Seton Hall University (BA)|
Wagner College (MBA)
Nicole Malliotakis (born November 11, 1980) is an American politician who serves in the New York State assembly.
A Republican, she represents part of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and East Shore, Staten Island in the New York State Assembly. She is the only Republican woman elected in New York City and the first Hispanic-American to win elected office in Staten Island. She is one of the first two Greek-American women elected to office in New York State.
Early life and education
Born on November 11, 1980 in New York City, Malliotakis grew up in Great Kills, Staten Island, the daughter of immigrant parents; her mother is from Cuba and her father is from Greece. She was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith.
She attended New Dorp High School in Staten Island, and during her senior year she was elected class president by her peers. Malliotakis received a B.A. in communications from Seton Hall University and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Wagner College.
Malliotakis worked as a community liaison for both former state Sen. John Marchi (2003–2004) and former Gov. George Pataki (2004–2006). Prior to her election, Malliotakis also worked on state energy policy as the public affairs manager for the Consolidated Edison Company of New York.
New York State Assembly
In 2010, Malliotakis won the election to represent the 60th District in the New York State Assembly. She defeated two-term Democratic incumbent Janele Hyer-Spencer by a margin of 10 percentage points.
Upon being elected to the Assembly, Malliotakis became the first Greek-American woman elected to office in New York State, the first Cuban-American woman elected to office in New York State, and the first person of Hispanic descent elected from Staten Island. As of January 2018, she was one of only two Republicans from the City of New York currently serving in the State Assembly, along with Ronald Castorina.
In October 2011, she submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of an American Automobile Association lawsuit against the Port Authority in federal court, arguing that recent toll increases were illegal. She successfully brought an Article 78 proceeding in New York State Supreme Court to get the Port Authority to disclose the results of an economic impact study regarding the effect the toll increases had had on business at New York Container Terminal.
Malliotakis was re-elected in 2012 with 61% of the vote and again in 2014 with 73% of the vote in both Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Malliotakis fought with state Sen. Martin Golden and the Brooklyn City Council to restore bus lines to her district including the x1, x27, B37, S76 and S93 lines. She also held a series of forums with regard to the MTA Payroll Mobility Tax and its alleged negative impact on small businesses, non-profit organizations, and private schools. The New York state legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo subsequently enacted significant repeals.
She has fought for relief from the September 2011 toll increase on Port Authority bridges, calling for divestment of costly non-essential real estate holdings and highlighting mismanaged contributions to community organizations.
During her first year in the Assembly, Malliotakis received numerous awards and recognition, including being named a 'rising star' by Capitol News, Home Reporter News, the Hispanic Coalition of New York, and the Greek America Foundation. She has also been named a 'top ranking pro jobs supporter' by The Business Council of New York State.
2017 New York City mayoral election
On April 25, 2017, she filed as a candidate for Mayor of New York City in the 2017 mayoral election under the Republican Party. She went on to win the Republican nomination unopposed after businessman Paul Massey dropped out in June over money concerns. On November 7, 2017, Malliotakis lost the mayoral election to Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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Happy Veterans Day birthday to Assemblywoman-elect Nicole Malliotakis, who celebrates her 30th
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- Editorial (March 1, 2012). "Brooklyn Rising Stars to be honored on March 22". Home Reporter News. HomeReporterNews.com. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013.
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- "Republican mayoral contender quits race, citing money concerns". Crain's New York Business. June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
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|New York Assembly|
| Member of the New York Assembly
from the 60th district
| Member of the New York Assembly
from the 64th district
|Party political offices|
| Republican nominee for Mayor of New York City