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4th S.D.: Montano drew Suffolk AME backing after vote
The biggest contribution in the most recent filing of Democratic Legis. Ricardo Montano’s state senate campaign was $10,000 from the political action committee of Suffolk’s Association of Municipal Employees.
The donation came just a week after Montano made the unuon happy by voting against the $23 million sale of the county nursing home last month.
However, the Brentwood lawmaker said he never made a commitment when he appeared before the union screening committee for endorsement.
“It was a vote of conscience,” he said. Montano, a year ago, had voted for an earlier sale proposal, but he noted that the price for that sale was a much higher $36 million.
However, Fred Towle, union spokesman, said Montano’s vote weighed heavily in their decision to support him, even though the sale was approved.