Nassau novelty: Sound-alike names, from different campaigns

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What’s in a name? In the case of two campaigns for Nassau County executive, plenty.

Take, for example, the case of Justin Myers and Justin  Meyers -- pronounced the same but, as you can see, spelled differently.

Myers, 33,  of Washington Heights, is running Roslyn businessman Adam Haber’s campaign for Nassau’s highest office.

Meyers, 28, of Locust Valley, is spokesman to North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman’s county executive campaign.

This can be confusing to reporters, potential voters and even the aide’s friends.

“I’ve had people call me and ask when I started working for the Haber campaign,” said Meyers, Kaiman’s aide.

The two Justins are actually close friends -- and previously worked together on Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall’s 2009 re-election campaign.

No word yet from former County Executive Tom Suozzi whether he plans to recruit his own Justin Myers/Meyers.

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