NYLCV Goes Two For Two In First Elections of 2024

On Tuesday, February 13, New York held the first two elections of 2024.

There was a special election in New York’s 3rd Congressional District, where NYLCV endorsed candidate Tom Suozzi took on Mazi Pilip. Suozzi served as Nassau County executive in a county that represents approximately 80% of NY-3, and he already represented NY-3 in Congress, for six years, before the district lines were redrawn.

Landon Dais, who NYLCV endorsed, was running in a special election for New York’s 77th Assembly District, against Norman McGill.

NYLCV is thrilled that both NYLCV-endorsed candidates took home the victory on election night and that two new lawmakers will join the fight for environmental protection–one heading to Capitol Hill in DC and the other to the statehouse Albany.

President Julie Tighe released the following statements on their victories:

“NYLCV congratulates Congressman-elect Tom Suozzi on his victory in the NY-03 special election! Make no mistake, the environment is on the ballot in every race and in every election and last night was proof positive that voters—who are concerned about lead pipes delivering drinking water and see and feel the impacts flooding caused by extreme rain like last fall — —are prioritizing the issue like never before. We were proud to endorse Tom Suozzi along with our national counterparts at LCV who invested an enormous amount of time, money and boots on the ground in Queens to help deliver this victory. We look forward to working with Congressman-elect Suozzi and the entire New York delegation to ensure we get strong environmental policies coming out of Washington.”

“NYLCV congratulates Assemblymember-elect Landon Dais on his victory in the AD-77 special election! Bronx voters have borne the brunt of decades of environmental policies that have been, at best, indifferent to their health and well-being, and understand that every election matters. With every green candidate we elect, we’re one step closer to righting that generational wrong. We look forward to working with Assemblyman-elect Dais in the 2024 session and beyond.”

02.20.24 // AUTHOR: Devin Callahan //