is seeking re-election for another two-year term.
Suozzi – who ran as the independent mayoral candidate in the November 2005 election – will officially kick off his 2011 campaign on Monday, June 20 with a dinner party at the at 6 p.m.
Five out of the six incumbent City Council members will run with Suozzi this year including YMCA of Long Island CEO Mike Famiglietti, local insurance business owner Nick DiLeo, veteran and former EMS Chief , trial attorney Tim Tenke, and financial strategist Sean Dwyer.
Resident and designer engineer has been chosen to replace Councilwoman Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, who to succeed incumbent Diane Yatauro, D-Glen Cove, on May 23 for 18th Nassau County Legislature District.
Since taking office, Suozzi says his team has worked to improve the City of Glen Cove.
"The deficit, long term debt and expenses have all been reduced; innovative non-taxpayer sources of revenue have been developed," according to a Suozzi campaign news release. "They've implemented an award-winning Master Plan, new zoning, and charter reforms, improved public safety, and rehabilitated everything from city streets and sidewalks to our aging city parks."
Suozzi is a life-long resident of Glen Cove and the son of former Glen Cove Mayor Vincent "Jimmy" Suozzi.
“From the first moment I took office in 2006 I hit the ground running and have never stopped," said Suozzi. "The City Council has worked with me to meet the many challenges our community faces. I am proud of the recognition that our work has received from Washington, to Albany and throughout Long Island. I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving the community I love.”
Suozzi will run against Glen Cove Republican leader Paul Meli.
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