After a hotly contested race, citizens of Nassau County now know which two men will be battling it out for the title of County Executive come November.
The two men in the race are also familiar faces to many residents: current Republican County executive Edward Mangano, and Democrat Thomas Suozzi, who held the same position before losing re-election to Mangano four years ago.
The two men have campaigned extensively for the position over the last several months. Suozzi, who was a two-term county executive before losing the 2009 election, faced competition in the race for the Democratic nomination from businessman Adam Haber. He defeated Haber in the primary. Mangano was a legislator from Bethpage before being elected county executive.
Now, as another race begins, Suozzi and Mangano will again face off, debating issues of local interest. Undoubtedly, the most important issues to be addressed will be taxes, and job creation on Long Island.
It will likely be a close race, with both men trying to convince residents of the county that they truly are the right person to lead us into the next few years.