Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

Rob Walker is not who you think he is.

The mild-mannered chief deputy county executive to Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano has been known as Rob all his public life, and ran and won his seat in the state Assembly from Hicksville under that name.

But payroll records for Nassau County show his given name is Richard Robinson Walker.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

His mom called him Robbie, and he shortened that to Rob, he  said.