Former Nassau County Executive announces candidacy, will run in a Democratic primary in November.
Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi wants his old job back.
Suozzi, who served as Nassau County Executive from 2002-2010, announced Wednesday morning on his new campaign website
that he will once again run for Nassau’s top post.
Suozzi ran for a
third term in 2009 but lost a close election to current Nassau County
Executive Ed Mangano. The former mayor of Glen Cove also ran for New
York Governor in 2006 but lost a Democratic primary to Eliot Spitzer.
Suozzi, 50, in his statement pledged to restore fiscal stability,
end “irresponsible borrowing and skyrocketing debt,” create jobs and
reduce crime in Nassau.
was released on his website that discusses his plan to make Nassau County an “ideal suburb.”
Suozzi will face off in a Democratic primary this September for the
right to face Mangano this November, most likely against Democrat Adam
Haber, a Roslyn school board member. North Hempstead Town Supervisor
Jon Kaiman has also established a campaign committee to explore a run
for Nassau County executive.
Nassau County Legis. Dave Denenberg,
D-Merrick, has said he would run for county executive if Suozzi did
Local residents had mixed reactions on the Levittown Patch Facebook page
on Suozzi's announcement.
Anthony Garrett wrote, "Do Nassau County a favor, don't run again."
Joseph Batewell said, "No worse then the what's there now."
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