Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis is taking on a new leadership position, as she was recently named whip of the New York State Assembly’s Minority Conference.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve on our conference’s leadership team,” said Malliotakis. “With Republicans so heavily outnumbered in the chamber, we fight tooth-and-nail to have our voices heard and stop bad policy from becoming law.”

As a member of the leadership team, Malliotakis will work to persuade other Republicans in the chamber to vote with the conference on key legislation.

“We may be fewer in number, but work hard to ensure that New Yorkers who share our principles of less taxes and more fiscal discipline are adequately represented,” Malliotakis continued.

Whips are typically tasked with maintaining discipline within their party and ensuring that other members stay true to their party line.

“Nicole has been a dynamic force for our conference and a tireless advocate for the residents of the 64th Assembly District… I congratulate Nicole on this well-deserved promotion and look forward to working with her to advance our Conference’s priority issues in 2018,” said Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb.

In addition to her new role, Malliotakis will continue to serve as the ranking minority member of the Governmental Employees Committee, and will continue her work on the Ways & Means, Banks, Election Law, Corporations, Authorities & Commissions and Transportation committees.