Who is Nick Antonucci?

Nick was born into a large, first generation Italian-American family in Brooklyn, NY. His parents supported the family by holding working-class factory and clerical jobs, and moved out to Holtsville when Nick was young, where he attended schools in the Sachem Central School District – the place where Nick would eventually kickstart his career and passion for public service.

Growing up, his family struggled to make ends meet, and he would always remember the lengths his parents would go to put food on the table. From a young age, he had adopted their strong work ethic and desire to provide for those in need. Nick went on to pursue higher education and became the first college graduate in his family. Recognizing that a strong public school system can be the one of the most effective sources of community development and individual success, Nick became a public school teacher in the very same district he attended.

Little did he know at the time that this passion for community activism and education would one day lead him to run for Congress to advocate for the people, causes, and neighborhoods about which he cares so deeply.

Nick at gravesite
nick antonucci speaking at women's march

As a resident in Southold, Nick lives with his wife, children, and his mother – “Grandma Bella.” In his spare time, he enjoys restoring pick-up trucks from the 50’s & 60’s, practicing guitar, and playing basketball at local parks & gyms.

Nick’s Educational and Career History Includes:

  • Stony Brook University – B.A. in Political Science (U.S. Government)
  • Columbia University – M.A. in American Studies (Ethnicity and Race)
  • Stony Brook University – M.A.T. in Social Studies
  • Teacher at Sachem East High School & Seneca Middle School
  • Adjunct Professor of History at Suffolk County Community College
  • Executive Director of the Professional Development School for Public School Educators

Memberships & Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

American Historical Association (AHA)

Amnesty International

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

Centre for Justice & Reconciliation

Children’s Defense Fund

Environmental Defense Fund

St. Patrick’s Church Southold, NY | Pastoral Advisory Council member & Lector

Human Rights Watch

Knights of Columbus – Marian Council 3852


National Council of Social Studies (NCSS)

National Education Association (NEA)

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)

Peconic Land Trust

Peace Action

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Organization

Sachem Central Teachers Association (SCTA)

Southold Free Library | Trustee

United Federation of Teachers

Nick Antonucci at vigil
Vigil held on August 11, 2021 in Greenport to honor those who died recently of drug overdoses