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In a way, Levy run helps heal Suffolk legis. rift

Who says Steve Levy’s campaign isn’t bringing people together?

Certainly not Suffolk Legis. Ricardo Montano (D-Brentwood) and Presiding Officer William Lindsay (D-Holbrook), who had been at each others’ throats for almost two years – ever since Montano quit the Democratic caucus in a huff and later sued Lindsay over a procedural move on legislation requiring licensed\ contractors to check employees’ immigration status.

Since County Executive Levy switched to the GOP and launched his run for governor, Lindsay and Montano have shared stages at a protest chiding Levy for not hiring more police officers and a press conference to tout anti-Levy reform legislation.

“He isn’t too fond of our county executive, and frankly recently I’m not either right now,” Lindsay said. “The mutual feeling is drawing us together.”

Montano, for his part, says its just a matter of time before he returns to the caucus. “At some point that issue will resolve itself,” he said.

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