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Legislator Viloria-Fisher mulls run for Suffolk exec post

Add lame-duck Legis. Vivian Viloria-Fisher (D-East Setauket) to the list of Democrats lining up to run for Suffolk executive. County Democratic Chairman Richard Schaffer said Viloria-Fisher called him to express interest in replacing Steve Levy should he win this year as governor - or opposing him next year if he loses. Other potential candidates include Town Supervisors Steven Bellone of Babylon, Mark Lesko of Brookhaven, Philip Nolan of Islip and Frank Petrone of Huntington. Legis. Jon Cooper (D-Lloyd Harbor) has joked about joining the race to test the waters. Viloria-Fisher buttonholed Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri at a recent church event. Pontieri, noncommittal, said she's a "smart, talented lady" but he wants to see first what Lesko will do. - Rick Brand

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