Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will headline a fundraiser for Democrat Jay Schneiderman’s bid to unseat county Comptroller John M. Kennedy Jr.
Tickets to the cocktail reception at Gurney’s Montauk Resort on Oct. 12 start at $100.
“Jay’s distinguished record — along with his reputation for independence, innovation and integrity — make him the right choice for Comptroller,” Bellone said in a statement.
Kennedy, a Republican, said in a statement: “It’s a sad day in Suffolk County when the Chief Budget Officer tries to buy his own Chief Fiscal Officer.”
Bellone has made electing Schneiderman, the Southampton supervisor, a top priority this election cycle, along with winning State Senate seats held by Republicans.