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Suffolk County Executive candidate, Angie Carpenter, center, is (Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

Suffolk County Executive candidate, Angie Carpenter, center, is greeted by supporter Josephine Riley at a campaign stop in Bohemia. She addressed members of the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees during a barbecue. (Oct. 16, 2011)

Angie Carpenter

County Treasurer Angie Carpenter is the GOP's nomination for Suffolk County executive.

Angie Carpenter, Republican candidate for Suffolk county executive
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Angie Carpenter, Republican candidate for Suffolk county executive speaks to her supporters Tuesday night after her defeat to Steve Bellone. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter campaigns at
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Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter campaigns at the Babylon train station. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter stands with
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Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter stands with her 9-year-old granddaughter, Sydney, as she votes in West Islip. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter stands with
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Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter stands with her 9-year-old granddaughter, Sydney, as she votes in West Islip. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter campaigns at
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Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter campaigns at the Babylon train station. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Clockwise from right, Suffolk County Executive Candidate Angie
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Clockwise from right, Suffolk County Executive Candidate Angie Carpenter, greets Angeli Reyes of Brentwood, Christiana Pempelton of Brentwood, Andrea Edwards of Brentwood, and Colleen Johnson of Bay Shore at the Peter Pan Diner in Bay Shore. (Nov. 5, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive Candidate Angie Carpenter, right, greets
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Suffolk County Executive Candidate Angie Carpenter, right, greets Ronnie and Jack Welch of West Islip at the Peter Pan Diner in Bay Shore. (Nov. 5, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive Candidate Angie Carpenter greets customers
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Suffolk County Executive Candidate Angie Carpenter greets customers at the Peter Pan Diner in Bay Shore. (Nov. 5, 2011)

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Suffolk County Executive Candidate Angie Carpenter prepares to
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Suffolk County Executive Candidate Angie Carpenter prepares to greet and serve coffee to customers at the Peter Pan Diner in Bay Shore. (Nov. 5, 2011)

Republican candidate for Suffolk County Executive Angie Carpenter
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Republican candidate for Suffolk County Executive Angie Carpenter campaigns at an Italian Festival sponsored by the Smithtown Rotary. (Nov. 5, 2011)

Republican candidate for Suffolk County Executive Angie Carpenter
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Republican candidate for Suffolk County Executive Angie Carpenter campaigns at an Italian Festival sponsored by the Smithtown Rotary, benefiting the Smithtown Food Pantry. (Nov. 5, 2011)

Republican candidate for Suffolk County Executive Angie Carpenter
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Republican candidate for Suffolk County Executive Angie Carpenter campaigns at an Italian Festival sponsored by the Smithtown Rotary, benefiting the Smithtown Food Pantry. (Nov. 5, 2011)

Suffolk County executive candidate Angie Carpenter on stage
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Suffolk County executive candidate Angie Carpenter on stage at Central Islip High School during a debate. (Nov. 3, 2011)

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Suffolk County executive candidates Angie Carpenter and Steve
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Suffolk County executive candidates Angie Carpenter and Steve Bellone listen to a question on stage at Central Islip High School during a debate. (Nov. 3, 2011)

Candidate for Suffolk County Executive, Angie Carpenter, takes
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Candidate for Suffolk County Executive, Angie Carpenter, takes part in a debate against her opponent Steve Bellone. (November 1, 2011)

Candidates for Suffolk County Executive, Angie Carpenter, left,
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Candidates for Suffolk County Executive, Angie Carpenter, left, and Steve Bellone, right, take part in a debate Tuesday night at the Touro Law School in Central Islip. (November 1, 2011)

Candidate for Suffolk County Executive, Angie Carpenter, left,
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Candidate for Suffolk County Executive, Angie Carpenter, left, shakes hands with her opponent, Steve Bellone following a debate Tuesday night at the Touro Law School in Central Islip.(November 1, 2011)

Suffolk County executive candidates Steve Bellone, left, and
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Suffolk County executive candidates Steve Bellone, left, and Angie Carpenter, right, prepare at their podiums prior to the start of their televised debate at the News 12 Long Island studios. (Oct. 26, 2011)

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Suffolk County executive candidates Steve Bellone, left, and
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Suffolk County executive candidates Steve Bellone, left, and Angie Carpenter, right, during a debate in the News 12 Long Island studios. (Oct. 26, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate, Angie Carpenter, center, is
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Suffolk County Executive candidate, Angie Carpenter, center, is greeted by supporter Josephine Riley at a campaign stop in Bohemia. She addressed members of the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees during a barbecue. (Oct. 16, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate, Angie Carpenter, center, is
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Suffolk County Executive candidate, Angie Carpenter, center, is greeted by supporter, nancy rivera, left, at a campaign stop in Bohemia. The event was a BBQ with members of the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees. (Oct. 16, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate, Angie Carpenter arrives at
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Suffolk County Executive candidate, Angie Carpenter arrives at a campaign stop in Bohemia. The event was a BBQ with members of the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees. (Oct. 16, 2011)

Suffolk County treasurer Angie Carpenter, a Republican running
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Suffolk County treasurer Angie Carpenter, a Republican running for Suffolk County executive, made a campaign stop at the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce dinner in Smithtown. (Sept. 22, 2011)

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Suffolk County treasurer Angie Carpenter, a Republican running
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Suffolk County treasurer Angie Carpenter, a Republican running for Suffolk County executive, made a campaign stop at the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce dinner in Smithtown. (Sept. 22, 2011)

On left and right are candidates for Suffolk
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On left and right are candidates for Suffolk County executive, Angie Carpenter and Steve Bellone and in middle is head of the LIA (Long Island Association) Kevin Law at their debate at the LIA and ABLI (Association for a Better Long Island) meeting in Woodbury. (Sept. 15, 2011)

Left to right: Head of the LIA (Long
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Left to right: Head of the LIA (Long Island Association) Kevin Law talks with the Suffolk County executive candidates Angie Carpenter and Steve Bellone before their debateat the LIA and ABLI (Association for a Better Long Island) meeting in Woodbury. (Sept. 15, 2011)

Suffolk County executive candidates Angie Carpenter and Steve
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Suffolk County executive candidates Angie Carpenter and Steve Bellone before their debate at the LIA and ABLI (Association for a Better Long Island) meeting in Woodbury. (Sept. 15, 2011)

Left to right: Suffolk County executive candidates Angie
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Left to right: Suffolk County executive candidates Angie Carpenter and Steve Bellone before their debate at the LIA and ABLI (Association for a Better Long Island) meeting in Woodbury. (Sept. 15, 2011)

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Left to right: Suffolk County executive candidate Angie
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Left to right: Suffolk County executive candidate Angie Carpenter speaks during a debate with Steve Bellone at the LIA and ABLI (Association for a Better Long Island) meeting in Woodbury. (Sept. 15, 2011)

Republican candidate for Suffolk County Executive Angie Carpenter,
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Republican candidate for Suffolk County Executive Angie Carpenter, left, at the Copiague home of Vianzenza Rego, who after 50 years as a homeowner is now forced to sell because of high taxes. (Sept. 1, 2011)

Republican candidate for Suffolk County Executive Angie Carpenter,
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Republican candidate for Suffolk County Executive Angie Carpenter, right, goes through the tax bill of Copiague homeowner Vianzenza Rego. (Sept. 1, 2011)

Angie Carpenter, right, is nominated for Suffolk county
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Angie Carpenter, right, is nominated for Suffolk county executive by the Suffolk County Republican Committee at their nominating convention in Hauppauge. Party officials settled on Carpenter only hours before the convention at the Smithtown Sheraton in Hauppauge, where small signs with "Angie" and "Carpenter for the county" adorned the lectern and walls. (May 25, 2011)

Angie Carpenter celebrates her nomination for Suffolk county
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Angie Carpenter celebrates her nomination for Suffolk county executive. To a cheering crowd, John Galla, Riverhead GOP chairman, said, "If you're going to build a new Suffolk County, you have to start with a Carpenter." (May 25, 2011)

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Angie Carpenter accepts the nomination for Suffolk County
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Angie Carpenter accepts the nomination for Suffolk County Executive by the Suffolk County Republican Committee at their nominating convention. in Hauppague in May.

Angie Carpenter as she is nominated for Suffolk
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Angie Carpenter as she is nominated for Suffolk county executive by the Suffolk County Republican Committee at their nominating convention in Hauppauge. (May 25, 2011)

Angie Carpenter is nominated for Suffolk county executive
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Angie Carpenter is nominated for Suffolk county executive by the Suffolk County Republican Committee at their nominating convention. (May 25, 2011)

Suffolk Treasurer Angie Carpenter.
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Suffolk Treasurer Angie Carpenter.

Though her own job is no longer in
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Though her own job is no longer in jeopardy, Suffolk Treasurer Angie Carpenter still led the fight in a public hearing to block a referendum on a merger of her office into that of the county comptroller in 2018.

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