Democrat Kyle Hill announced Tuesday that he plans to run against US Rep. Nick LaLota, R-Amityville, in the First Congressional District.
Hill’s campaign said he is a Suffolk County native, a health care policy expert, and volunteer emergency medical technician.
LaLota is in his first term representing the district, which includes Huntington.
“It’s time to end the chaos in Congress. The ineptitude and laughable dysfunction coming from Washington may be fodder for late night television, but it has real consequences for Long Islanders. This Congress has been hijacked by MAGA extremists and they’ve failed to protect the right to choose, lower taxes and address the affordability crisis, safeguard our environment, or even do the very basics like passing a budget. I’m running for Congress because I have the experience to help fix it and make Congress work again.,” Hill said.
Hill previously worked as a health care policy adviser to Rep. Steve Israel and Legislative Director to Rep. Suzan DelBene of Washington State.
Hill graduated from Sachem schools and Stony Brook University, where he earned a masters in Health Care Policy and Management
“This community raised me; it’s where I am building my own family. As a young couple starting out, my partner, Greg, and I constantly worry about the affordability crisis plaguing Long Island families – because we are one of them,” Hill said.
He targeted such issues as affordability, including the property tax deduction cap known as SALT, and the way Congress is operating as prime issues.
“I worked as senior legislative aide on Capitol Hill for ten years and have the experience crafting and advancing federal legislator that grows, uplifts, and strengthens the middle class,” he said.