We have a man who was born in Glendale, Queens and wants to be governor.
The man I'm applauding is Suffolk County Executive, Steve Levy, who has a record of achievements for the County. He has switched from being a Democrat to a Republican so he can achieve his conservative ideals. As I had mention he has many accomplishments and I would like to name a few as follows.
He has enhanced management efficiencies, addressed minority issues, health benefits reform and has helped established a housing preference program for veterans returning from defending our nation. What really sold me on him is his leadership and vision in addressing Suffolk's largest budget short fall. Upon taking office, Steve Levy drafted and approved the largest budget deficit reduction package in the county's history, facing down a projected hole of more than $238 million. Even in a difficult national economy in 2009, Steve closed a shortfall of more than $150 million without raising taxes and without reducing vital services.
Here is a public servant that can walk the talk. In his speech in Albany the other day he promised to declare a fiscal emergency, cap on spending, capping property tax increases, and is calling for and end of business as usual and an end of politics as usual.
Our state government is in a disarray and we are the laughing stock of the nation. We need a man like Steve Levy who can get the state back on tract and solvent again. Now for that I say," Run Steve run."
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village,