Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis takes the oath of office from Judge Craig J. Doran. Malliotakis is joined by her parents, George and Vera Malliotakis, and Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (near left).
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,CBrooklyn, Staten Island) today was sworn in as a member of the New York State Legislature representing the 60th Assembly District. Malliotakis was joined by friends, family and colleagues in Hearing Room B of the Legislative Office Building in Albany for the ceremony, which was presided over by Acting New York Supreme Court Justice Craig J. Doran. The assemblywoman expressed her readiness to hit the ground running during the 2011 Legislative Session.
It is an extreme honor to represent the community that I love and call home in the New York State Assembly. I am ready to begin advocating on behalf of the taxpayers in my district on important issues such as cutting spending, lowering the tax burden, reducing the size of state government, and ethics reform, said Malliotakis. I am optimistic about 2011 and look forward to working with Governor Cuomo and my colleagues in the Legislature to rebuild New York and restore the people's trust in our government.
Assemblywoman Malliotakis began her career in public service as an aide to the late state Senator John Marchi and former Governor George Pataki. Malliotakis was elected to the state Assembly on November 2, 2010.
Assemblywoman Malliotakis will serve as Ranking Minority Member of the Governmental Employees Committee. She also will serve as a member of the Aging, Transportation, Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, and Banks committees.
Assemblywoman Malliotakis will host an in-district inauguration ceremony on January 20 at her alma mater of New Dorp High School in Staten Island. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with former Governor George Pataki administering the oath of office.