Indian Americans join Congressman Tom Suozzi’s District 3 victory celebration  

Many Indian Americans joined Congressman Tom Suozzi at his victory celebrations March 18, 2024, in New York. PHOTO: Kripa Prasad, ITV Gold

On Monday, March 18, 2024, Congressman Thomas Richard Suozzi celebrated his victory in the special election held Tuesday, February 13, 2024, defeating Republic opponent, Mazi Pilip in New York’s District 3. He was joined by constituents and many Indian Americans who had actively supported him during a campaign where immigration and the economy were the focus.

The  victory celebration was at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck, where approximately eight hundred people or more came according to a press release.

Congressman Tom Suozzi speaking at his victory celebrations in the special election for District 3 in New York, held March 18, 2024 in Great Neck, NY. PHOTO: Kripa Prasad, ITV Gold

In his speech, Congressman Suozzi’s communicated the important message of unity across party lines to tackle the challenging issues that face the nation. He thanked his family, all the voters, supporters, campaign staff, labor unions, civic organizations, activists, elected officials, and all the constituent groups in his diverse district including the Indian Americans.

Congressman Suozzi’s District, NY 3, has the large numbers of Indian Americans and it is one of the nation’s wealthiest congressional districts in the nation. Previously, Suozzi was a member of House Foreign Affairs Committee, a member of the Congressional India Caucus. He was active in participating in Indian and South Asian cultural events in his district. In 2018, he visited India to discuss India -U.S. relationships. During that trip he met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India Ministers.

Congressman Suozzi, an attorney and CPA in his 30-year public service career in the roles of Nassau County Executive, Mayor of Glen Cove, Congressman representing the New York Congressional District 3 who has been an ardent supporter of Indian Americans and the South Asian Community, the press release said.

During his campaign Suozzi remarked, “Crime and immigration and taxes is not a Republican message. It’s an American message,” and “Democrats as well as Republicans need to be addressing these issues” reverberated with constituents, the press release said.

In his victory speech, Suozzi expressed, “The way to make our country a better place is to try and find common ground. It is not easy to do. It is hard to do.”

“Serving as a public official has allowed me to do what I always dreamed of doing: help people, clean up pollution, build buildings, solve problems, and try to make people’s lives better.”



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