Nick LaLota
Nick lalota portrait.jpg
Official portrait, 2022
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Preceded byLee Zeldin
Personal details
Born (1978-06-23) June 23, 1978 (age 44)
Bay Shore, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUnited States Naval Academy (BS)
Hofstra University (JD, MBA)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy

Nicholas Joseph LaLota (born June 23, 1978) is an American politician and businessman. A member of the Republican Party, he represents New York's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives since 2023.

Early life and career

LaLota was born on June 23, 1978, and is from Bay Shore, New York.[1] He graduated from St. Anthony's High School and, in 2000, from the United States Naval Academy. He served in the U.S. Navy for eight years, serving three overseas deployments.[2] He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University.[3] LaLota served as chief of staff to Suffolk County Presiding Officer Kevin McCaffrey. He also served on the Suffolk Board of Elections as well as a trustee for the village of Amityville, New York.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives

2022 election

Main article: 2022 United States House of Representatives elections in New York § District 1

LaLota ran for the United States House of Representatives in the first congressional district of New York to succeed Lee Zeldin, who ran for governor of New York.[5] He won the general election on November 8 by defeating the Democratic nominee Bridget Fleming.[6]

On December 27, LaLota became one of the first Republicans to call for a full House Ethics Committee investigation into the false claims made by his fellow Long Island Republican, representative-elect George Santos. "New Yorkers deserve the truth and House Republicans deserve an opportunity to govern without this distraction", LaLota said.[7]

Caucus memberships

Personal life

LaLota married his high school sweetheart, Kaylie, who is a teacher at Northport High School. They have three daughters. LaLota resides in Amityville.[9]


  1. ^ "New York New Members 2023". The Hill. November 17, 2022. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  2. ^ Gannon, Tim (February 24, 2022). "Former Suffolk BOE commissioner, Nick LaLota, announces campaign for Congress; Zeldin picks lieutenant governor". The Suffolk Times. Retrieved December 5, 2022.
  3. ^ Gormley, Michael (October 20, 2022). "Fleming, LaLota vie to replace Zeldin in 1st Congressional District". Newsday.
  4. ^ Allen, J.D.; Canavan, Lauren (August 23, 2022). "Here are the key primary election results from New York". WSHU.
  5. ^ "Long Island Voters Guide: Congressional and New York State Senate Candidates 2022". Long Island Press. October 13, 2022.
  6. ^ Allen, J.D.; D'lorio, Desiree (November 9, 2022). "LaLota replaces Zeldin in the race to represent New York's 1st District". WSHU.
  7. ^ Shapero, Julia (December 27, 2022). "Incoming GOP congressman from NY calls for full House ethics investigation into Santos". The Hill. Retrieved December 28, 2022.
  8. ^ "Candidates". RMSP PAC. Retrieved December 26, 2022.
  9. ^ "About Nick". LaLota for Congress. Retrieved December 15, 2022.