Gov. Hochul sets special election date following removal of Santos from Congress

The special election will be held on Feb. 13, 2024.

News 12 Staff

Dec 5, 2023, 10:11 PM

Updated 191 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation Tuesday declaring a special election to fill the vacancy in the 3rd Congressional District created by the expulsion of George Santos from the House of Representatives.
The special election will be held on Feb. 13, 2024.
“As Governor, I have the solemn responsibility to call a special election to ensure the voters of Long Island and Queens once again have representation in Congress,” Hochul said. “Members of Congress provide critical constituent services, serve as a link to federal agencies, and advocate on behalf of the constituents who sent them to Washington. I look forward working with the next representative for the 3rd Congressional District on the issues facing New Yorkers.”


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