Who’s endorsing Tom Suozzi and Mazi Pilip in NY-3?

The Democratic and Republican candidates are attracting endorsements ahead of the special election in February.

Democrat Tom Suozzi and Republican Mazi Melesa Pilip are facing off in a February special election to replace former Rep. George Santos.

Democrat Tom Suozzi and Republican Mazi Melesa Pilip are facing off in a February special election to replace former Rep. George Santos. Craig Ruttle-Pool/Getty Images; Adam Gray/Getty Images

After the George Santos implosion, Democrats tapped former Rep. Tom Suozzi as their pick to take control of the 3rd Congressional District back from Republicans, since Suozzi represented many of the same constituents before leaving Congress in 2023. Meanwhile, the GOP picked relative newcomer Mazi Pilip, who just won a second term in the Nassau County Legislature. With only a matter of weeks to make their cases to voters, endorsements for the two candidates have already begun to roll in. This post was last updated on Feb. 9, 2024.


Organizations: New York State United Teachers, New York City and State Building and Construction Trades Councils, Hotel and Gaming Trades Council, Jewish Democratic Council of America, United Auto Workers Region 9A, 32BJ SEIU, Communication Workers of America, Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union, End Citizens United, Brady PAC, New York AFL-CIO, Amalgamated Transportation Union Local 1056, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, New York City District Council of Carpenters, New York League of Conservation Voters Federal Fund, The NRDC Action Fund, Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign PAC, Reproductive Freedom for All, CSEA Local 1000, 2024 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate, Transportation Communications Union / IAM, Giffords PAC, New York State Laborers PAC / LiUNA! NY, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, ASPIRE PAC, National Postal Mail Handlers Union – Local 300, BOLD PAC, Italian-American Democratic Leadership Council, IATSE Local One, IBEW Local 1049, 1199SEIU, 32 BJ SEIU, NewDems, Alliance for Retired Americans, Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Elected officials: Gov. Kathy Hochul, Rep. Grace Meng, former state Sen. Anna Kaplan, mayors of Farmingdale, Roslyn, Lattingtown, Sea Cliff, North Hills, Baxter Estates, Centre Island, Great Neck Estates, Cove Neck, Roslyn Estates and Manorhaven

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Organizations: Republican Jewish Coalition, Asian Wave Alliance, National Border Patrol Council, Maggie’s List, Winning for Women, Glen Cove Republican Party, Stonewall Republicans of NYC & LI,  Suffolk county PBA, NYPD Detectives’ Endowment Association, Lieutenants Benevolent Association and Sergeants Benevolent Association, Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, Detectives Association Charity, Superior Officers Association and Corrections Officers Benevolent Association, Port Authority Sergeants Benevolent Association, MTA Police Benevolent Association, Freeport PBA, Lynbrook PBA

Elected officials: Reps. Anthony D’Esposito, Nick LaLota, Elise Stefanik and Mike Lawler, former Rep. Pete King, Assembly Member Ari Brown, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, Mayor of Glen Cove Pamela Panzenbeck, Oyster Bay Supervisor Joe Saladino

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