George Santos wins New York's 3rd Congressional District versus Robert Zimmerman

George Santos wins NY's 3rd Congressional District.

Republican George Devolder-Santos has defeated Democrat Robert Zimmerman in the election for New York's 3rd Congressional District

The seat was left open when incumbent Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat, ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for governor rather than for re-election to Congress. 

After the 2020 Census, the 3rd District was redrawn to include parts of eastern Queens and northern Nassau County. Although Joe Biden bested Donald Trump 54% to 45% in this district in 2020, election prognosticators were predicting a close race.

Devolder-Santos is an investment and finance professional. Zimmerman owns a marketing communications company. Both are both openly gay; this contest was believed to be the first election for Congress where both major-party candidates were openly LGBTQ. 

This election was among several House races on Long Island considered competitive and important in the balance of power in Congress