Former Democratic Nassau legislator Dave Mejias said he would consider running for county comptroller in November, but only if former County Executive Tom Suozzi is at the top of the ticket.
Mejias, who served three terms in the legislature representing the 14th District in Farmingdale, said he is currently focused on his divorce law practice and is not interested in running for public office. County sources had speculated Mejias could be a candidate to challenge first-term GOP Comptroller George Maragos in November.
“I never say never, but not right now,” Mejias said of a return to political office.
But, Mejias said he could quickly change his mind if Suozzi returned to challenge County Executive Edward Mangano in a rematch of their 2009 race. Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs and other party insiders are lobbying Suozzi to run but he has thus far publicly rebuffed those efforts.