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Who is Nick Antonucci?

Raised and educated on Long Island and living in Southold, Nick is an educator who understands the real struggles the people of New York’s 1st Congressional District face every day.

When Nick was growing up in Holtsville, his family often had a hard time meeting day to day expenses, and he vividly remembers the lengths his parents would go to put food on the table. At a young age, he 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.

Nick has dedicated his life to service to his community by teaching in the Sachem Central School District and Suffolk County Community College. He also serves as the Executive Director of a not-for-profit professional development school for teachers and is a trustee of the Southold Free Library.  Nick is a Union Proud Member of SCTA, FASCC, NYSUT & National affiliates AFT, NEA & AFL-CIO.

Nick never imagined that his passion for education and community activism, and his first-hand understanding of the issues we need to address, have inspired him to run for Congress to advocate for Suffolk County and protect the people, causes, and neighborhoods about which he cares so deeply. 

Nick knows that the people of NY-1 deserve to have someone in Congress who owes nothing to anyone but them. Nick knows it is Your Island, Your Voice.

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. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Lake Ronkonkoma NY – Lector 1997 – 2007

St. Patrick’s Church   – Southold NY – Lector – Pastoral Advisory Council 2008 – 2021

St. Agnes Church – Greenport – Parishioner

Human Rights Watch

Knights of Columbus – Marian Council 3852

NAACP

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