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Rep. Zeldin is O'Connor's first endorser for Suffolk executive

Jim O'Connor, Republican and Conservative candidate for Suffolk

Jim O'Connor, Republican and Conservative candidate for Suffolk County executive, endorsed in early October by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). On Sept. 1, 2015, O'Connor speaks to reporters in Sayville. Credit: Ed Betz

Republican County Executive candidate Jim O'Connor picked up his first formal endorsement last week from Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley).

Zeldin announced his endorsement for O'Connor at a meeting of the Brookhaven Ward 2 Republican Club held at the Ridge firehouse.
 
Zeldin called O'Connor "a man of great integrity" and a "smart, experienced lawyer who will be a taxpayer watchdog as county executive."

He added that O'Connor is a candidate of "policy substance" and will focus on "bringing taxes under control."

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