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RVC Residents React to Suozzi County Executive Run

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 in his statement pledged to restore fiscal stability, end “irresponsible borrowing and skyrocketing debt,” create jobs and reduce crime in Nassau.

The 50-year-old Suozzi will officially announce his candidacy at a noon press conference with Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs in Mineola.

On the Rockville Centre Patch Facebook page, residents sounded off on Suozzi's announcement.

Sean O Rourke's statement of "stay retired tom" drew several likes from the the RVC community, while Kim Weiss-Hoffman suggested, "He should run for Suffolk!!"

Suozzi also released a video 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 not.

lizestrada February 15, 2013 at 03:18 AM
Of course Tom wants his old job back. That's because in private sector, he can't find a job with a staff to schedule a bunch of lunches and dinners for him to speak at...he doesnt have a private driver any more. He doesn't get to go everywhere "on the arm"...why wouldnt' he want his old job back? It's not about Nassau residents...it's a about having a very cushy job with lots of easy, taxpayer expense perks. They're all the same.

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