Tom Suozzi was first elected to public office as the Mayor of the City of Glen Clove in 1993. He served until 2001, when he was first elected as Nassau County Executive. Tom served as Nassau County Executive from 2002-2010. During his tenure as Nassau’s chief executive, Tom turned the county’s finances around. Under Tom’s watch Nassau experienced thirteen credit rating upgrades, eight consecutive balanced budgets with eight verified surpluses, spending kept below the rate of inflation every year, and an 11% cut in the county workforce without a single layoff.
In 2004 Tom founded FixAlbany.com, a statewide campaign to link the dysfunction of NYS government to local property taxes. In Nassau he reduced the County share of total household tax obligation from 22.7% to 16.4%—making it more affordable for Nassau families to live here. In 2008, Governors Spitzer and Patterson appointed Tom to serve as Chairman of the NYS Commission on Property Tax Relief, and Tom was the original proponent of New York State’s property tax cap that Governor Cuomo recently signed into law.
Tom presented a vision for Nassau’s future: downtown revitalization, smart growth, and green initiatives to transform Nassau County into the ideal suburb for us and for the next generation. Tom is running for Nassau County Executive because he knows Nassau families cannot afford another four years of reckless borrowing, bond downgrades, and a broken assessment system that is costing the county millions. Tom is the leader we need to turn Nassau around and provide a vision for the future.