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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)

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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)

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.

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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)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy holds up a
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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)

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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)

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)

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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)

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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.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy during the opening
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy during the opening of a new community outreach center in Huntington Station. (Aug. 19, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy holds a copy
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy holds a copy of his proposed 2011 budget in Hauppauge, Thursday. (Sept. 16, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, right, kisses his
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, right, kisses his wife, Colleen West, after announcing his candidacy for New York governor in Albany. (March 19, 2010)

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Steve Levy hugs his wife, Colleen West, after
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Steve Levy hugs his wife, Colleen West, after he won the Suffolk county executive primary. (Sept. 9, 2003)

Then-Assemb. Steve Levy returns to Sachem High School
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Then-Assemb. Steve Levy returns to Sachem High School North, his alma mater, with his wife, Colleen West, to announce he is a candidate for Suffolk county executive. (April 10, 2003)

Steve Levy walks with his wife, Colleen West,
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Steve Levy walks with his wife, Colleen West, before announcing his candidacy for governor as a Republican outside the Capitol in Albany. (March 19, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy walks with his
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy walks with his wife, Colleen West, after voting at James Wilson Young Middle School in Bayport.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, left, receives a
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, left, receives a medal of appreciation from Henry Kang, president of the National Unification Advisory Council of NY, during a ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War in front of the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge. Several Korean War vets from Long Island, including Korean War Veterans Central Long Island Chapter president, Sal Scarlato, far right, will take a pilgrimage next week to Korea, the land they helped liberate. (June 18, 2010)

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and Deputy Supervisor
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and Deputy Supervisor Jill Lewis survey 36 acres of farmland, at 5074 Sound Ave. in Aquebogue, that the county purchased in Riverhead Town. (June 10, 2010)

Flanked by police officials and Laura Ahearn, left,
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Flanked by police officials and Laura Ahearn, left, president of Parents for Megan's Law, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy talks about the arrest of fugitives during a news conference Monday afternoon at the H. Lee Dennison building in Hauppauge. (June 14, 2010)

Steve Levy speaks after he lost the GOP
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Steve Levy speaks after he lost the GOP candidate nomination for New York State Governor at the New York Republican Convention on Wednesday. The party chose Rick Lazio as their candidate. (June 2, 2010)

Steve Levy speaks after he lost the GOP
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Steve Levy speaks after he lost the GOP candidate nomination for New York State Governor at the New York Republican Convention on Wednesday. The party chose Rick Lazio as their candidate. (June 2, 2010)

Steve Levy, candidate for governor, arrives at the
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Steve Levy, candidate for governor, arrives at the New York State Republican Convention in Manhattan. (June 1, 2010)

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Steve Levy arrives at the New York State
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Steve Levy arrives at the New York State Republican Convention, Tuesday. (June 1, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is photographed in
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is photographed in his office in Hauppauge. (May 18, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is photographed in
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is photographed in his office in Hauppauge. (May 18, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is photographed in
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is photographed in his office in Hauppauge. (May 18, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy in his office.
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy in his office. (May 18, 2010)

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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.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is photographed in
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is photographed in his office in Hauppauge. (May 18, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is photographed in
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is photographed in his office in Hauppauge. (May 18, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy talks about a
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy talks about a plan to dredge a canal in Islip on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

May 5, 2010, Mineola: Left to right: Nassau
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May 5, 2010, Mineola: Left to right: Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano listens as Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy speaks after their meeting which included Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to discuss regional and statewide issues that affect each county. Issues discussed included relief from New York mandate cost, increasing pension costs, the need for tax incentive districts to increase jobs, and alternative energy initiatives for homeowners and businesses.

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Left to right: Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy,
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Left to right: Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, have a meeting to discuss regional and statewide issues that affect each county. (May 5, 2010)

FILE - Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy at
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FILE - Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy at a press conference after a meeting with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to discuss regional and statewide issues that affect each county. (May 5, 2010)

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