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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Mangano proud of his record
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Jack Healy/Herald
County Executive Ed Mangano hopes to edge Democrat Tom Suozzi, just as he did four years ago.

Since taking office, Mangano said, he has been disappointed by a lack of cooperation from the county Legislature, and feels the Democrats have taken an “obstructionist” approach. Mangano, of Bethpage, who served as a legislator for 14 years before being elected county executive, said he hopes the tide is turning. “We are beginning to see increased cooperation,” he said, “which is absolutely required to honor our residents’ faith in government and in the legislators they elect.”

Mangano said he has strong working relationships with many Democrats, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Charles Schumer and Congressman Steve Israel. Overall, Mangano said he enjoys the job of county executive and working to meet the challenges he is faced with every day.

While continuing to run the government will be his top priority during the campaign season, Mangano said he looks forward to discussing the issues with county residents.

He noted the unique situation of having two candidates for county executive who have done the job. “I think it makes it easier for the voters because there are records to compare,” he said. “That will certainly help them determine the truth.”

Mangano says voters elected him over Suozzi four years ago for a reason. “We have very distinct records,” he said, “and if you stick to the facts, the people have a very clear choice in November.”

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