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Jacobs Thrilled by Suozzi Exec Candidacy

Nassau Legislator praises Suozzi's innovation, out-of-the-box thinking, and experience.

Tom Suozzi's announcment that he will enter the race for Nassau County Executive has thrilled area Democrats, including Nassau Legislator Judy Jacobs.

"I cannot for the life of me think of a more qualified person than someone who already took this county from close to bankruptcy to getting 13 bond upgrades," said Jacobs, D-Woodbury.

Jacobs said Wednesday she feels confident in Suozzi's ability to revive Nassau County because he has already done so.

"The challenges he would face this time are not unlike what he faced when he came in last time," she said, referencing the challenging economic situation currently facing the county.

Suozzi served as County Executive from 2002-2010.

Read reactions from other Nassau Democrats here.

"[The county] is not quite as down as we were when he was elected, but it's certainly lower than when he left," said Jacobs, referencing three consecutive bond downgrades in Nassau County.

"His innovation and out of the box thinking will be the only thing to get us back on track."

"He's experienced, he's knowledgable, he's an excellent person and I'm really pleased he will represent us on the Democratic ticket," said Jacobs.

Roslyn School Board member Adam Haber also announced his candidacy in January on the Democratic ticket.

Dorothy A Whalen February 14, 2013 at 04:55 AM
And left it in a bigger mess. there wasn';t a dep't that was not in ruins, a disgrace, swept everything under the rug, and now wants back, forget about it. Mr Mangano has done a fantastic job straightening some of the mess that was left ' under the guise of a perfect County. Even his underhanded dealing with the coliseum, caused it all to fall apart eventually...... And no tax increase through all of this, since he left..... With plenty of money in his coffers....... Once was enough! Go find another one who wants to try.
alice February 14, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Dorothy, you expressed it so well............................
JOE February 14, 2013 at 09:49 PM
Dorothy Maybe you have forgotten about Gulotta Big time republican. Suozzi had to clean up the mess and damage that gulotta maintained and destroyed. The republican party isn this country is a digrace. which party: is active in voter suppression trying to destroy medicare, medicaid, and SS could care less about working class citizens supports the sale and posession of uzi's, magazine clips and other wmd supports discrimination of all types supports worker exploitation ANSWER: REPUBLICAN PARTy tHE democrats have their faults , but we are far better off in this country when we have the democratic party in the majority of both houses. How the republicans or anybody can support the whacko NRA is national disgrace.

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