Five Greek-Americans seeking Congress return in 2020 US Elections


Five Greek-Americans will be fighting to retain their spot in the US Congress at this year’s election campaign, with many others looking to gain an entry into the United States’ federal branch.

Currently, Gus Bilirakis is the only Greek-American Republican looking for re-election in Congress, joined by Democrats John Sarbanes, Charlie Crist, Chris Pappas and Dina Titus.

Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis represents the Palm Harbor region in Florida and has been with Florida’s 12th Congressional District since 2006. He currently serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

John Sarbanes represents Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District and first assumed office on January 4, 2007. Regarded as a safe Democrat seat, having been held by the Democrat party for over 20 years, Sarbanes is expected to retain his Congress seat.

Charlie Crist

Charlie Crist, also representing a Florida seat, is running as leader for the 13th district. Crist has had a hand in many environmental protection policies, along with being a high advocate for increased education funding.

Chris Pappas has been serving as the U.S. Representative for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional district since 2019, looking to retain his seat this year. Graduating from Harvard College, he became the first openly gay person representing New Hampshire in Congress.

Dina Titus

Dina Titus will be the only female Greek-American looking to retain her Congress seat this year, representing a district in Nevada. Titus has represented the safe Democrat seat since 2013, previously serving as U.S. Representative for Nevada’s 3rd congressional district from 2009 to 2011.

Numerous Greek Americans will be fighting for an opportunity to join the US Congress for the furst time this year, including Alek Skarlatos and Nicole Malliotakis.




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