Suozzi Sworn In As Manhasset’s Congressman

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Tom Suozzi, the Congressman for New York’s third Congressional district was sworn into office yesterday as a Member of the 115th Congress.suozzi Suozzi was joined by hundreds of constituents and supporters who came from Long Island and Queens to watch the swearing in and attend a reception Suozzi held. On January 3rd, Congressman Suozzi was officially sworn in as a Member of the 115th Congress. Hundreds of supporters made the trip down for the ceremony and to join Suozzi for a reception to celebrate the start of the new Congress.

Freshman congressman from Long Island, Tom Suozzi, takes a selfie with his family in the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC, January 3, 2017. Photo by Evelyn Hockstein
Freshman congressman from Long Island, Tom Suozzi, takes a selfie with his family in the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC, January 3, 2017. Photo by Evelyn Hockstein

Two days earlier, on Sunday, Jan 1st, over 300 constituents, family, supporters and elected officials attended a ceremonial “Passing of the Baton” with former Congressman Steve Israel in Glen Cove, NY.

On January 1st a standing room only crowed joined Congressman Suozzi and former Congressman Israel for an event at Glen Cove City Hall. The Congressmen were joined by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, local clergy representing Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu faiths and community leaders from Queens and across Long Island, as well as supporters, friends and family to watch Congressman Israel congratulate Suozzi on his victory and wish him well as Congressman Suozzi assumes Israel’s former Congressional seat.

“It’s a great honor to be entrusted as your voice in the nation’s Capital,” Suozzi told the crowd. “I look forward to working with all of you and my colleagues in Washington, from both sides of the aisle, to get things done for the families of Long Island and Queens.

The 3rd Congressional District covers northern portions of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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