Congressman Lee Zeldin Re-Elected to U.S. House of Representatives (NY-1)

Congressman Lee Zeldin Re-Elected to U.S. House of Representatives (NY-1)

Port Jefferson Station, NY – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) was just re-elected to a third term in the United States House of Representatives, representing the First Congressional District of New York. Following a decisive victory with approximately 53 percent of the vote, Congressman Zeldin released this statement:

“Throughout this campaign, we have received an extraordinary amount of support and momentum from the great individuals and families of the First Congressional District. Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers for helping to get our message out; walking door to door, making phone calls, and delivering and displaying lawn signs in every corner of the district. I could not be more grateful, and humbled to have your support. I would also like to thank my opponent and his supporters on a hard fought campaign.

It has been a privilege to serve as your Congressman for the past four years, and I am energized to continue to work hard on your behalf. In addition to helping grow our economy and strengthen our national security, I have advocated on behalf of our veterans, fought to protect our environment, worked hard to destroy MS-13, and end the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic…just to name a few. I call this just a start.

As a community and country, we must do a better job unifying to solve important challenges in front of us. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t ever disagree with each other and productively debate substantive issues, because that is one of the reasons why this is the greatest nation in the world. I realize I can’t be all things to all people. That’s impossible, but I look forward to working with absolutely everyone and anyone to find common ground however possible to move our community, and great nation better.

The band Rage Against the Machine said “Good, better, best. You can never let it rest, until your good becomes your better, and your better becomes your best.” While I am proud of the incredible progress that we have made so far, there is still so much more that can be done to address the challenges facing our community, state and nation. In Congress, I will continue working to advance my New Era of American Strength agenda to protect America’s security at home and abroad, help grow our economy, support our veterans and first responders, improve the quality of education, repair our nation’s infrastructure, improve healthcare, and safeguard our environment.”