Earlier this week, former Glen Cove mayor and Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi officially announced his candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Steve Israel.
“I am running because we need grown-ups in Washington, who will work with others to end the gridlock and partisanship that has plagued our government, and who will fight for middle class families, seniors and veterans,” said Suozzi.
At an event in Bayside, Queens, Suozzi received the endorsement of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and other Queens leaders.
“Tom Suozzi is a responsible reformer, who gets things done. I am confident that he will fight the status quo, take on the tough battles and be a strong voice for our district in Washington,” said Katz.
Kicking off his campaign, Suozzi criss-crossed the district, which stretches from northeast Queens to western Suffolk, at several events.
“I truly appreciate the support of Melinda Katz and other leaders in Queens. It is clear that everyone is frustrated with Washington and we need someone who understands government and who is willing to take on problems and make the tough decisions that get results. I have done that throughout my career and that is what I will do in Congress,” said Suozzi.