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Murray won't run for Brookhaven supervisor
State Assemb. Dean Murray won’t jump into the race for Brookhaven Town supervisor.
Murray (R-East Patchogue) said Tuesday he’s flattered his name surfaced among nine potential candidates to succeed Mark Lesko, who resigned last week to take another job. But Murray said he’s committed to running for re-election to the state Legislature.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of the Third Assembly District over the past two and half years,” Murray, who won the office in a special election in 2010, said in a statement. “And I look forward to continuing to work for them in the coming years.”
Even without Murray, the potential field remains crowded. Lesko, a Democrat, will become the first executive director of the Accelerate Long Island project, which aims to transform the region into a hub for technology companies.