Suozzi also gave lucrative raises to staffers who donated to his campaign. Then Assessor Harvey Levinson contributed $2,200 to Suozzi’s campaign and got a $66,300 raise in 2007. Howard Weitzman donated $1,825 To Democratic state and local party committees and received a $57,630 raise in 2007. Marilyn Gottlieb contributed $8,100 to Suozzi’s campaigns for governor and county executive and got a $23,000 raise in 2006.
And, in 2007; Suozzi gave himself a $65,000 salary increase, which amounted to a 60% raise,