A scientist and experienced community leader
Nancy Goroff is a scientist, professor, mom, and community leader running for Congress to fight for Suffolk County, New York working families. She has taught chemistry at Stony Brook University for 22 years and has served as chair of the chemistry department for two and a half years. In her research, Nancy has worked to create new organic semiconductors to make solar energy more affordable. She also helped develop an entrepreneurship program called iCreate, which gives students tools to build, innovate, and redefine technological boundaries. “Different scientists come with different skills,” she has said. “People ask, how do you get from chemistry to Congress, and the answer is that the skills I use in leading the chemistry department are the same that we need in Congress now: being able to solve complex problems, building consensus, and advocating for the people I represent.” Nancy serves on the Union of Concerned Scientists’ National Advisory Board and the board of Gallery North, a nearly 55-year-old nonprofit arts organization in her community. She is the proud mom of two daughters who are graduates of local public schools, and she is dedicated to serving the Suffolk community she is proud to call home.
A champion for Suffolk working families
Nancy is running for Congress to expand economic opportunity for all Suffolk working families and to be a fierce advocate for her community in Washington. “As a scientist, I believe in facts,” Nancy has said, “and the fact is Washington is hurting Suffolk families.” She has collaborated with partners to help promote entrepreneurship to create good-paying jobs in Suffolk, and when elected, she will work tirelessly to implement innovative policies that prepare workers to succeed in tomorrow’s economy. “I’ll make sure that everyone in Suffolk has quality affordable health care,” Nancy has said. “I'll protect Suffolk’s waterways, upgrade our clean water infrastructure, and pass legislation to combat climate change. I'll work to pass strong, commonsense gun safety legislation to end the gun violence epidemic. I promise to fight tooth and nail to protect a woman’s right to choose.” When elected, Nancy will be a tireless champion for Suffolk working families in the House.
An opportunity to flip a seat from red to blue
Nancy is challenging Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin, a three-term incumbent whose record of failure has hurt the working families he was elected to serve. Zeldin won re-election by a slim margin in 2018, and in 2020 we have the opportunity to help Nancy flip this seat and strengthen our House majority. Zeldin’s deep-pocketed special interest allies will do everything they can to keep this seat, but Nancy has what it takes to turn this seat blue with our help. Our country has never before elected a woman with a PhD in science to Congress, but she is poised to make history as the first. Let’s show Nancy the full support of the EMILY’s List community and help elect this champion for Suffolk working families to Congress.