The “draft” movement to “persuade” Tom "Still Not Running" Suozzi to run for his old job as Nassau County executive continues, and it seems to go maybe a bit beyond the video below that’s been in circulation for a couple of weeks.
There’s also the Lets Convince Tom Suozzi Facebook site.
There’s also letsconvincetomsuozzi.com, which reads like a preliminary attack guide on incumbent Republican Ed Mangano.
And Lauren Summa, president of the Nassau County Young Democrats, has been circulating this letter:
The upcoming election for Nassau County Executive is extremely important for the future of Nassau County. The election is especially crucial for young residents who hope to stay and raise their families in Nassau.
Under Ed Mangano's control, Nassau County has reached an all time low. Mangano's mismanagement over the past three years has resulted in disastrous outcomes for our residents.
Since Mangano was elected into office, a State control board has taken over the County's finances. Moreover, Nassau's taxes have risen while the County's credit and bond rating have plummeted. Mangano's long list of failures includes the closure of half of the County's police precincts and the loss of Nassau's only professional sports team, the Islanders.
Young residents see no hope in the future of Nassau County and have decided to move elsewhere to enjoy a higher quality of life.
In light of the foregoing, I hope that Tom Suozzi, someone that cares about our future and who has a strong vision for a better Nassau, should reconsider his options and decide to run for Nassau County Executive. We need Tom Suozzi now, more than ever.
It’s getting late, though. Will Suozzi “give in” to this “outpouring” and “accede” to run?