Nick Langworthy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Preceded byJoe Sempolinski
Chair of the New York Republican Party
In office
July 1, 2019 – March 13, 2023
Preceded byEd Cox
Succeeded byEd Cox
Chair of the Erie County Republican Party
In office
May 5, 2010 – September 14, 2019
Preceded byJames Domagalski
Succeeded byKarl Simmeth
Personal details
Born (1981-02-27) February 27, 1981 (age 43)
Jamestown, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationNiagara University (BA)
WebsiteHouse website

Nicholas A. Langworthy (born February 27, 1981) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for New York's 23rd district since 2023. He was formerly the chair of the New York State Republican Committee. Langworthy was named chair of the committee in July 2019 after having chaired the Erie County, New York Republican Committee since 2010. He was the youngest state chair in party history.

Early life

Langworthy was born in Jamestown, New York. He attended the Pine Valley Central School in his hometown of South Dayton and graduated in 1999. After graduation, he attended Niagara University, where he established the university's branch of the College Republicans. He graduated from Niagara with a bachelor's degree in political science and chaired the New York College Republicans.[1][2]

Early political career

Early career

After interning at Governor George Pataki's office and running a congressional campaign for Brett Sommer in 2000, Langworthy became a staffer for Congressman Thomas M. Reynolds. He managed Reynolds's successful reelection campaigns in 2004 and 2006.[2] While working for Reynolds, Langworthy met his future wife, Erin Baker, who also worked on Reynolds's staff. Langworthy later managed the successful 2008 campaign of Representative Chris Lee and served as Lee's district office director until May 2010.[1][3][2]

Langworthy is the founder and president of a polling firm, Liberty Opinion Research.[1][4][better source needed]

Erie County Republican Committee

Erie County Republican Committee Chair James P. Domagalski resigned his chairmanship in 2010 to run for the New York State Senate.[5][6] An early front-runner for the county chairship, Langworthy made himself as visible as possible on the county and state Republican scenes. Langworthy unanimously won a special election for the chairship, becoming the youngest chair of either political party in Erie County's history.[1][better source needed] He was the only Republican county chair to endorse Carl Paladino in the Republican gubernatorial primary in 2010; he emerged as a political powerhouse when Paladino won the primary.[7] Paladino's primary upset, together with the Republicans' successful effort to take control of the Erie County legislature, led Buffalo News chief political columnist Bob McCarthy to call Langworthy the "GOP's Young Elder".[8]

In 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced that Langworthy would serve on the executive committee of his transition team.[9][10] Langworthy had been a vocal supporter of Trump's presidential campaign.[11]

In September 2019, it was announced that Langworthy would be succeeded as Erie County chair by Boston, New York Republican chair Karl J. Simmeth Jr.[12]

New York State Republican Committee

Langworthy in 2021.

In 2018, Langworthy began campaigning for the chairship of the New York State Republican Committee against incumbent state chairman Ed Cox.[13] On May 20, 2019, after Monroe County Republican Chair Bill Reilich announced his support for Langworthy, Cox announced that he was withdrawing his candidacy for a new term as chair;[14] the Democrat and Chronicle reported that Langworthy was "poised to become" the next chair of the Republican Committee.[15] On July 1, 2019, Langworthy was named chair of the New York State Republican Committee.[16] He is the youngest state chair in party history.[17]

U.S. House of Representatives



Main article: 2022 United States House of Representatives elections in New York § District 23

In June 2022, U.S. Representative Chris Jacobs, who was running in New York's 23rd congressional district, announced that he would withdraw from the race and not seek reelection. Langworthy subsequently announced his candidacy for the seat, which represents part of Erie County and most of the Southern Tier.[18] He won the August 24 Republican primary, defeating Carl Paladino.[19] In the general election, Langworthy defeated Democratic nominee Max Della Pia.[20]

Caucus memberships

Personal life

Langworthy's wife, Erin Baker Langworthy, ran unsuccessfully for Amherst, New York Town Board in 2017.[22][23] She served as finance chair of the Erie County Republican Committee.[24]


  1. ^ a b c d "Nicholas Langworthy Biography - Erie County Republican Committee". June 12, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c McCarthy, Robert (May 6, 2010). "Langworthy puts youth in forefront for the GOP; At 29, county leader is exuding optimism". The Buffalo News. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "GOP: Chris Lee 'probably could have weathered the storm' | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News". WNYC. February 11, 2011. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "About Us". Liberty Opinion Research.
  5. ^ "Gallivan leads race for Volker's seat Overcomes Attacks Of Key Rival DiPietro garners 30% as 'tea party' favorite 2 – The Buffalo News". Buffalo News. September 15, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "NY State Senate 59 - R Primary Race - Sep 14, 2010". Our Campaigns. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  7. ^ "Lessons to be learned from NY's electoral map". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Nick Langworthy.mp3 | ESPN 1520 AM". Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Langworthy named to Trump transition team". Buffalo News. December 15, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  10. ^ Harding, Robert (April 7, 2016). "Donald Trump names NY campaign leadership team, has support from 33 county chairs". Auburn Citizen.
  11. ^ "Erie County GOP chair backs Trump for president". WGRZ. March 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "Former Water Authority commissioner to lead Erie County GOP". Buffalo News. September 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "Langworthy ramps up campaign to become state GOP leader". Buffalo News. March 25, 2019.
  14. ^ "How Nick Langworthy outmaneuvered Ed Cox to lead state GOP". Buffalo News. May 20, 2019.
  15. ^ Campbell, Jon (May 20, 2019). "Nick Langworthy poised to become new New York GOP chair". Democrat and Chronicle.
  16. ^ Klepper, David (July 1, 2019). "New York GOP Taps New Leader as Party Looks to Bounce Back". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  17. ^ "New York GOP formally taps Langworthy as new leader". syracuse. Associated Press. July 2, 2019. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  18. ^ "NY GOP Chair Nick Langworthy announces run for 23rd Congressional District".
  19. ^ "Langworthy declared victor over Paladino". Politico. August 24, 2022.
  20. ^ "State GOP Chair Nick Langworthy defeats Max Della Pia in NY-23 race". Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  21. ^ "Candidates". RMSP PAC. Retrieved December 26, 2022.
  22. ^ Air (March 25, 2017). "Erin Baker announces candidacy for Amherst Town Board". Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  23. ^ "One Amherst Town Board candidate outraises all others. Combined". July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  24. ^ "Former Water Authority commissioner to lead Erie County GOP". September 12, 2019.
Party political offices Preceded byEd Cox Chair of the New York Republican Party 2019–2023 Succeeded byEd Cox U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byJoe Sempolinski Member of the U.S. House of Representativesfrom New York's 23rd congressional district 2023–present Incumbent U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial) Preceded byGreg Landsman United States representatives by seniority 398th Succeeded byMike Lawler