NicoleMalliotakisInterview Highlights

– On being named NYS chair of Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign: “Marco Rubio is a new generational leader with fresh ideas…he has the passion and energy to bring the Republican Party and nation forward…we can’t keep electing leaders of the past.”

– Rubio is the first top tier GOP presidential candidate to support the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act. This shows he has “an understanding of all corners of this nation, including New York.”

– Regarding the NYC Municipal ID card program and those not in the country legally being able to obtain them: “NYC needs to stop this immediately.” There is a big security concern with this program as anyone “can come to NYC and check into a homeless shelter for 14 days and get authorization from the shelter that they are a city resident and then qualify to get this NYC ID card. This is troublesome especially when we have people crossing our borders, some claiming to be refugees.” 

– A provision in the NYC municipal ID program law “allows the City of New York in December 2016 to destroy any documents that individuals used to apply for the ID cards. We are going to destroy these documents so we don’t know who we gave these ID cards to. This was done for political reasons case a Republican President is elected in 2016 to protect the identity of those living here illegally from being deported.” 

About Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican from Staten Island was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010. Assemblywoman Malliotakis was recently named the State Chairman for the Marco Rubio Presidential campaign. She is the daughter of immigrants, her father from Greece and her mother a Cuban exile of the Castro dictatorship. Nicole currently represents a district spanning the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. She was the first Hispanic-American elected from Richmond County. She was re-elected to her third term in November 2014 with an overwhelming 73 percent of the vote. During her first term in the Assembly, Nicole was named one of 2012’s “40 Under 40 In 2013, Nicole was named one of the American Conservative Union’s “Top 10 Under 40” and addressed the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Recovery from Hurricane Sandy has become a hallmark of her tenure as an elected official. Nicole’s district, which encompasses the eastern shore of Staten Island, was among the hardest hit by the October 2012 storm. She is also a passionate advocate for animal rights and strengthening animal cruelty laws.

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