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  Suozzi, Thomas
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NameThomas Suozzi
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Glen Cove, New York , United States
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InfoThomas Suozzi is the county executive of Nassau County, New York. He was first elected in 2001, the first Democratic county executive since Eugene Nickerson left office in 1971. On November 8, 2005, he won re-election as the Nassau County Executive. He followed Republican Thomas Gulotta. Suozzi previously served as Mayor of Glen Cove, New York. He became County Executive at a time when the county was near bankruptcy, being elected by a margin of 2 to 1 in in a County with more registered Republicans than any county in New York State.

He was born and raised in Glen Cove, New York, graduated from Boston College and Fordham University. Suozzi is married to his wife Helene and has three children.

Suozzi has been a controversial and maverick figure, he has platformed for a "Fix Albany" campaign, blaming many of Nassau County's problems on the notoriously dysfunctional state legislature (which meets in Albany, New York). His criticisms included both Republicans and Democrats in the state legislature, even advocating for the defeat of incumbent legislators, Democrats included. Many feel this caused him to be left out of the New York State Delegation at the 2004 Democratic National Convention which nominated Senator John Kerry for President, although the Democratic speaker of the New York State Assembly has denied that was the reason.

A moderate Catholic Democrat, in 2005, he advocated curtailing abortions by speaking out in favor of alternate options for pregnant women considering abortion, including adoption and homes for single mothers. Many liberals accused Suozzi of paying lip service to the conservative and moderate pro-life voters in an attempt to neutralize any major Republican opposition.

Suozzi was reelected as county executive, defeating his Republican rival Greg Peterson 59%-38% on November 8, 2005. He has been rumored to be interested in running for Governor of New York in 2006.


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Jul 29, 2006 07:00pm News Why Suozzi Sank (New York Governor)  Article New York Democrat 
Jul 17, 2006 04:10pm News Suozzi Replaces Manger in Campaign for Governor  Article New York Democrat 
Nov 25, 2003 12:00am News Suozzi: Albany's Odd Man Out  Article karin1492 

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Father Joseph A. Suozzi 0000-
Grandfather Michele Suozzi 0000-
Uncle Vincent A. Suozzi 0000-
1st Cousin Ralph V. Suozzi 0000-

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RACES
  11/05/2013 Nassau County Executive Lost 40.84% (-18.31%)
  09/10/2013 Nassau County Executive - D Primary Won 58.69% (+17.38%)
  11/03/2009 Nassau County Executive Lost 48.01% (-0.15%)
  09/08/2006 NY Governor - D Primary Lost 18.12% (-63.76%)
  11/08/2005 Nassau County Executive Won 59.53% (+21.94%)
  11/06/2001 Nassau County Executive Won 64.83% (+32.23%)
  09/25/2001 Nassau County Executive - D Primary Won 53.74% (+7.48%)
  11/02/1999 Glen Cove NY Mayor Won 63.12% (+26.24%)
  11/04/1997 Glen Cove NY Mayor Won 54.76% (+9.52%)
  11/02/1993 Glen Cove NY Mayor Won 56.46% (+12.93%)
  11/05/1991 Glen Cove NY Mayor Lost 47.37% (-5.27%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
NY US President - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 ID Joe Lieberman