Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy discusses some facets (Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy discusses some facets of the 2012 budget. (Sept. 14, 2011)

Steve Levy through the years

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy

Former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy speaks about
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Former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy speaks about his administration's budget practices at a news conference in Holbrook. (March 29, 2012)

From left, Frank Seabrook, NY Liberty Report, Suffolk
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From left, Frank Seabrook, NY Liberty Report, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and Stephen Flanagan of the Conservative Society for Action attend a news conference to call for holding votes on the county budget only after Election Day. He says he's outraged that the legislature passed a $12 million tax increase last week, one day after Election Day. (Nov. 16, 2011)

Suffolk County executive, Steve Levy, looks on as
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Suffolk County executive, Steve Levy, looks on as Patchogue Mayor Paul V. Pontieri talks about the revitalization of downtown Patchogue. (May 4, 2011)

Suffolk County executive Steve Levy holds a news
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Suffolk County executive Steve Levy holds a news conference at the Dennison building in Hauppauge as he calls for the state legislature to impose the two-percent tax cap. Assemblyman Dean Murray stands behind him. (May 5, 2011)

Suffolk county executive Steve Levy and East End
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Suffolk county executive Steve Levy and East End veterans gathered at the opening of the East End Veterans Clinic in Riverhead. (May 2, 2011)

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy discusses some facets
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy discusses some facets of the 2012 budget. (Sept. 14, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy discusses some facets
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy discusses some facets of the 2012 budget. (Sept. 14, 2011)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, center, is flanked
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, center, is flanked by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, left, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, right, during a news conference at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Farmingdale in anticipation of Hurricane Irene.

Suffolk County executive, Steve Levy, gets briefed about
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Suffolk County executive, Steve Levy, gets briefed about earthquake outside of Dennison building in Hauppauge where the earthquake forced the evacuation. (Aug. 23, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and Suffolk Police
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and Suffolk Police Commissioner Richard Dormer announce they are going to court to get an injunction to keep known gang members from congregating on Straight Path in Wyandanch, creating a two mile long "gang free" zone that will be free of street crime and intimidation in Hauppauge, New York. (Aug. 16, 2011)

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy holds up a story about his police commissioner during a news conference Wednesday in Commack. (April 27, 2011)

On March 24, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy
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On March 24, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy announced he will not run for a third term. In this file photo, he delivers his 2011 State of the County address.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy delivers his 2011
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy delivers his 2011 state of the county address at the West Sayville fire department, Tuesday. (Feb. 15, 2011)

A file photo of Suffolk County Executive Steve
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A file photo of Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy at the First Baptist Church of Riverhead. (Jan. 17, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive, Steve Levy, surveys beach erosion
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Suffolk County Executive, Steve Levy, surveys beach erosion at Robert Moses State Beach Field 5 with Ed Schneyer, director of emergency management for Suffolk County. (Jan. 6, 2011)

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy informs residents of
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy informs residents of the current status of the gas leak situation at a Kohl's department store in Mastic. (Jan. 1, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is joined by
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is joined by Gov. David Paterson at a groundbreaking in Brentwood for a carport with solar panels to be built over the Brentwood LIRR station. (Dec. 2, 2010)

Police Commissioner Richard Dormer looks on as Suffolk
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Police Commissioner Richard Dormer looks on as Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy discusses his call to civilianize the ranger officer position during a press conference at the Dennison building in Hauppauge. (Dec. 1, 2010)

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, right, and Suffolk
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Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, right, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy at a news conference where they announced a bid for $3 billion of the $8.7 billion in federal transportation funding that New Jersey abandoned by cancelling the Hudson River rail tunnel. (Nov. 23, 2010)

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, right, and Suffolk
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Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, right, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy at a news conference where they bid for $3 billion of the $8.7 billion in federal transportation funding that New Jersey abandoned by cancelling the Hudson River rail tunnel. (Nov. 23, 2010)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, second from right,
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Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, second from right, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, in vest, in Farmingdale, where they bid for $3 billion of the $8.7 billion in federal transportation funding that New Jersey abandoned by cancelling the Hudson River rail tunnel. (Nov. 23, 2010)

New Suffolk County police recruits stand alongside Suffolk
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New Suffolk County police recruits stand alongside Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy as he announces stepped-up patrols for the upcoming holiday season at a news conference along Main Street in Islip. (Nov. 22, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and Police Commissioner
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and Police Commissioner Richard Dormer meet privately in Islip after holding a news conference about added patrols for the upcoming holiday season. (Nov. 22, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive, Steve Levy, at the Dennison
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Suffolk County Executive, Steve Levy, at the Dennison building in Hauppauge, where he vetoed large portions of the legislature's budget. (Nov. 15, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy holds a pug
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy holds a pug next to veterinarian Michael A. Selmer of the Advanced Animal Care Center in Huntington Station on Sept. 30. Levy announced the Healthy Health Program, which will help those who can't afford veterinary bills.