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Mangano touts record at GOP luncheon

County Executive Edward Mangano extolled his administration, especially its superstorm Sandy related-activity, at a luncheon of the Nassau County Federation of Republican Women in Williston Park on Wednesday.

“My administration has held the line on property taxes for three consecutive years while being faced with $100 million dollar increases in Medicaid and pension costs,” he said. “Our success is reflective of team work and sending a clear message that we will not raise property taxes.”

“After a decade of skyrocketing taxes under the past administration, business leaders have responded to the dramatic end of annual county tax hikes by returning to Nassau County,” he said in a reference to former County Executive Thomas Suozzi, a Democrat whom Mangano defeated in 2009.

Suozzi, who is running in the Democratic primary for county executive against businessman Adam Haber, could not be reached immediately for comment.

Mangano also said he has helped create or retain nearly 4,000 private-sector jobs in Nassau since he took office in 2010. Aides passed out brochures that cited Mangano’s role in attracting the headquarters of several companies.

Mangano praised county government’s response to Sandy, noting that the county got through the disaster with minimal loss of life. He said more than 74,000 homeowners had filed for assistance

“There was the actual emergency, then the cleanup, and now we’re entering the rebuilding stage,” he said.

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