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Nassau: Yevoli to chair Weitzman campaign for comptroller

Howard Weitzman as Nassau comptroller in 2008.

Howard Weitzman as Nassau comptroller in 2008. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

The campaign to return Democrat Howard Weitzman to the Nassau comptrollership, four years after his defeat by Republican George Maragos, is expected today to announce Lew Yevoli as campaign chairman.

Yevoli served nine terms in the state Assembly and as Oyster Bay supervisor. Weitzman hailed him for reducing government costs there.

Weitzman called Yevoli an "indispensible resource." "Throughout his distinguised career in government, Lew has broken barrriers to delvier results for Long Island," Weitzman said.

Yevoli says, "I know Howard Weitzman to be  aman of integrity who will be focused only on how best to protect Nassau taxpayers... His record as Nassau comptroller proves that he is the only Democrat in this race with the background and experience to return Nassau to sound financial footing. I am thrilled to join the campaign and will work every day to return him to the office of Nassau comptroller."

On the Democratic side, Legis. Wayne Wink is also running for comptroller, and Maragos is expected to seek re-election in November.

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