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2009 Long Island elections

Ed Mangano is all smiles as he is

Ed Mangano is all smiles as he is named the new Nassau County Executive on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 in Mineola. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Long Islanders hit the polls to vote in major races such as Nassau County executive, district attorneys and legislature races.

Ed Mangano is all smiles as he is
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ed Mangano is all smiles as he is named the new Nassau County Executive on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 in Mineola.

Ed Mangano talks to the media as he
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ed Mangano talks to the media as he is named the new Nassau County executive on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009.

Ed Mangano is all smiles as he is
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ed Mangano is all smiles as he is named the new Nassau County Executive on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 in Mineola.

Thomas Suozzi, pictured discussing the vote count and
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Thomas Suozzi, pictured discussing the vote count and his future Monday in Mineola, announced Tuesday he has conceded the Nassau County Executive's race to challenger Edward Mangano. (Nov. 30, 2009)

Ed Mangano watches as Nassau County Board of
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ed Mangano watches as Nassau County Board of Elections workers, lawyers and observers count paper ballots in Mineola for the Nassau county executive race. (Nov. 21, 2009)

Ed Mangano watches as Nassau County Board of
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ed Mangano watches as Nassau County Board of Elections workers, lawyers and observers count paper ballots in Mineola for the Nassau county executive race. (Nov. 21, 2009)

Elections workers, lawyers and observers county paper ballots
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Elections workers, lawyers and observers county paper ballots that will help decide the race for Nassau County Executive on Tuesday. (Nov. 17, 2009)

An election official's note is enclosed with a
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

An election official's note is enclosed with a ballot as the Nassau County Executive recount continues on Tuesday. (Nov. 17, 2009)

Elections workers, lawyers and observers count paper ballots
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Elections workers, lawyers and observers count paper ballots on Monday that will help decide the race for Nassau County executive. (Nov. 16, 2009)

Elections workers, lawyers and observers count paper ballots
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Elections workers, lawyers and observers count paper ballots on Monday that will help decide the race for Nassau County Executive. (Nov. 16, 2009)

Election workers, lawyers and observers conduct a recount
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Election workers, lawyers and observers conduct a recount for the Nassau County Executive race on Monday in Mineola. (Nov. 16, 2009)

Nassau County Board of Elections workers, lawyers and
Photo Credit: /Photo by Howard Schnapp

Nassau County Board of Elections workers, lawyers and observers work at counting of paper ballots in the race for county executive on Monday, November 16, 2009 in Mineola, New York.

Nassau County Board of Elections workers, lawyers and
Photo Credit: /Photo by Howard Schnapp

Nassau County Board of Elections workers, lawyers and observers work at counting paper ballots in the race for county executive on Monday, November 16, 2009 in Mineola, New York.

Absentee ballot envelopes are photocopied on Thursday in
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Absentee ballot envelopes are photocopied on Thursday in Mineola. (Nov. 12, 2009)

HAVA machines sit in a room awaiting a
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

HAVA machines sit in a room awaiting a recount in Mineola. (Nov. 11, 2009)

Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi sits in his
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi sits in his office on Wednesday after election day did not reveal if he was the winner or not. (November 4, 2009)

Edward Mangano is challenging incumbent Thomas Suozzi for
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Edward Mangano is challenging incumbent Thomas Suozzi for Nassau County executive. (Nov. 5, 2009)

Election employees and volunteers start canvasing machines as
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Election employees and volunteers start canvasing machines as the recount for Nassau County Executive begins on Monday in Mineola. (Nov. 9, 2009)

Election employees and volunteers start canvasing machines as
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Election employees and volunteers start canvasing machines as the recount for Nassau County Executive begins on Monday in Mineola. (Nov. 9, 2009)

Ed Mangano at his campaign headquarters as the
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ed Mangano at his campaign headquarters as the race for Nassau County Executive is still to close to call on Wednesday, November 4, 2009.

Ed Mangano sits in his campaign headquarters in
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ed Mangano sits in his campaign headquarters in Hicksville as the race for Nassau County Executive is still to close to call on Wednesday.(Nov. 4, 2009)

Ed Mangano, GOP candidate for Nassau County executive
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ed Mangano, GOP candidate for Nassau County executive waits on the day after Election Day at his campaign headquarters in Hicksville. The race is still too close to call. (Nov. 4, 2009)

Voter Donna Morrissey pulls a voting booth handle
Photo Credit: Michael E. Ach

Voter Donna Morrissey pulls a voting booth handle while holding her daughter Julia, 3, at the Massapequa Park Village Hall in Massapequa Park. Tues., (March 15, 2005)

Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice gets back to
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice gets back to work in her office on Wednesday after being re-elected. (November 4, 2009)

Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice gets back to
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice gets back to work in her office on Wednesday after being re-elected by a wide margin. (November 4, 2009)

Nassau County Executive candidate, Ed Mangano, gives a
Photo Credit: Pablo Corradi

Nassau County Executive candidate, Ed Mangano, gives a speech among the rest of the Republican candidates. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi speaks at the
Photo Credit: Mahala Gaylord

Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi speaks at the Democratic headquarters in Uniondale Tuesday night before final election results came in. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Newly reelected Democratic District Attorney Kathleen Rice speaks
Photo Credit: Mahala Gaylord

Newly reelected Democratic District Attorney Kathleen Rice speaks at the Democratic headquarters at the Marriott Hotel in Uniondale. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Suffolk GOP chairman John Jay LaValle. (Nov. 3,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Suffolk GOP chairman John Jay LaValle. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Supporters celebrate voting results at a Republican committee
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein / Newsday

Supporters celebrate voting results at a Republican committee headquarters on Long Island. (November 3, 2009)

Republican Dean Murray graciously accepts his loss on
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Republican Dean Murray graciously accepts his loss on election night in Holtsville. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Republican Tom Muratore, left, celebrates his win with
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Republican Tom Muratore, left, celebrates his win with campaign manager Tony Scaduto on election night in Holtsville. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Republican Tom Muratore, right, celebrates his win election
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Republican Tom Muratore, right, celebrates his win election night in Holtsville. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Republican Thomas Cilmi celebrates his election win in
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Republican Thomas Cilmi celebrates his election win in Holtsville. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Republican Thomas Barraga celebrates his win on election
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Republican Thomas Barraga celebrates his win on election night in Holtsville. (Nov. 3, 2009)

William J. Lindsay, (D-8th District), second from left,
Photo Credit: John Dunn

William J. Lindsay, (D-8th District), second from left, receives applause after being reelected. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Town of Brookhaven Highway Superintendant John Rouse, center,
Photo Credit: John Dunn

Town of Brookhaven Highway Superintendant John Rouse, center, gives a thumbs up after being reelected. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Shaffer, left, congratulates
Photo Credit: John Dunn

Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Shaffer, left, congratulates Town of Brookhaven Supevisor Mark Lesko, center, on his re-election. (Nov. 3, 2009)

East Hampton Town Supervisor elect, Republican Bill Wilkinson,
Photo Credit: /Gordon M. Grant

East Hampton Town Supervisor elect, Republican Bill Wilkinson, speaks to his supporters at Republican election night headquarters at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett. (November 3, 2009)

East Hampton Town Supervisor-elect, Republican Bill Wilkinson, left,
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

East Hampton Town Supervisor-elect, Republican Bill Wilkinson, left, shakes hands with his Democratic challenger, Ben Zwirn, at Republican election night headquarters at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett. (Nov. 3, 2009)

East Hampton Town Supervisor elect, Republican Bill Wilkinson,
Photo Credit: /Gordon M. Grant

East Hampton Town Supervisor elect, Republican Bill Wilkinson, right, speaks to his supporters at Republican election night headquarters at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett. East Hampton Town Republican Party Chairman John Behan is at left. (November 3, 2009)

Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Shaffer, left, congratulates
Photo Credit: John Dunn

Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Shaffer, left, congratulates Town of Brookhaven Supevisor Mark Lesko, center, on his re-election. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, who is up
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, who is up for re-election, votes at Finley Middle School in Glen Cove on Tuesday. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Ed Mangano said Tuesday he had submitted a
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ed Mangano said Tuesday he had submitted a list of 160 county appointees whose services will not be required after Jan. 1. (July 13, 2009)

Finn Burns peeks from under the curtain as
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Finn Burns peeks from under the curtain as his mom, Shanon, votes at Finley Middle School in Glen Cove. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Glen Cove: Shanon Burns with her children Colby
Photo Credit: /Photo by Howard Schnapp

Glen Cove: Shanon Burns with her children Colby and Finn votes at Finley Middle School on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 in Glen Cove, New York. (Photo by Howard Schnapp)

A voter signs in to cast her vote
Photo Credit: Newsday/James Carbone

A voter signs in to cast her vote at the Bayport-Blue Point library. (November 3, 2009)

A voter signs in to cast her vote
Photo Credit: Newsday/James Carbone

A voter signs in to cast her vote at the Bayport-Blue Point library. (November 3, 2009)

Three-year-old Maeve, 3, of Kings Park, drops her
Photo Credit: Newsday/James Carbone

Three-year-old Maeve, 3, of Kings Park, drops her toys on floor and holds her stuffed animal, as she watches her mother Anna Mcauley, cast her vote inside the gym at Kings Park High School Tuesday. (November 3, 2009)

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice votes on
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice votes on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Old Brookville Village Hall in Old Brookville.

Ed Mangano, Republican candidate for Nassau County executive,
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ed Mangano, Republican candidate for Nassau County executive, votes at the Bethpage Fire Department on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, in Glen Cove.

Ed Mangano, Republican candidate for Nassau County executive,
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ed Mangano, Republican candidate for Nassau County executive, votes at the Bethpage Fire Department. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Nassau County executive candidate Ed Mangano votes at
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County executive candidate Ed Mangano votes at the Bethpage Fire Department. (Nov. 3, 2009)

Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi votes on election
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi votes on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Finley Middle School in Glen Cove.

Voters sign in to vote at the Wading
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Voters sign in to vote at the Wading River Congregational Church. (Nov. 3, 2009)

A voter casts her ballot at the Wading
Photo Credit: James Carbone

A voter casts her ballot at the Wading River Congregational Church. (Nov. 3, 2009)

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