Mangano did not raise property taxes for four consecutive years; he retained and created over 19,000 private sector jobs and eliminated wasteful government spending by implementing efficiencies and cutting the workforce by about 20 percent.
For these reasons, and in recognition of County Executive Mangano's leadership in emergency preparedness that has helped lead Nassau County through some of the worst weather events including Hurricane Sandy and Irene, the list of endorsements includes former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
"I am a great admirer of how Ed Mangano has turned this county around," said Giuliani, who grew up in Nassau. "He has kept property taxes low and he hasn't done it on the backs of taxpayers. He's done it by reducing the size of government."
“When he took over four years ago, this county was in pretty darn bad shape,” Giuliani added. “Ed has moved it absolutely, in every respect, in the opposite direction.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo has praised Mangano for “standing up for the taxpayer” and advocating with him, in a bi-partisan way, for the 2% tax cap.
Mangano supporter, State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, said: “In government, the easiest thing to do and the most cowardly thing to do is to raise taxes, and I know that Ed Mangano has taken that to heart. It’s about leadership, it’s about understanding that taxpayers cannot pay more in taxes, that government must be more efficient.”
Members of the Fire Marshal Benevolent Association and local firefighters also endorse County Executive Mangano for decreasing unemployment, lowering crime and taking illegal guns off the streets.
Members of the orthodox Jewish community recently lauded Ed Mangano for urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist houses of worship damaged by Hurricane Sandy and for his understanding of issues of importance to the Jewish community, including cutting the deficit, job creation, expanded housing options, and other ways Nassau County residents can alleviate the damage incurred by Hurricane Sandy.
Nassau County’s largest community newspaper group, The Herald, endorsed Mangano for having “a better shot (than his opponent) at getting Nassau moving forward again.”
“We’d love to live in the future Nassau County envisioned by Tom Suozzi, full of cool downtowns, a redeveloped Hub (the area surrounding the Nassau Coliseum) and lots of affordable housing for young singles as well as for our seniors,” the Herald newspapers said. But, they added, they don’t feel Suozzi is “capable of delivering on his grand vision.”
“Suozzi’s record of accomplishment when it comes to completing or even beginning these grand projects is poor. He had two terms as county executive, and the only bricks-and-mortar accomplishment he can point to is the redevelopment of the Theodore Roosevelt Court House in Mineola. During those eight years, Suozzi invested lots of time, effort and political capital in an attempt to bring Charles Wang’s Lighthouse proposal for the Hub to fruition. But without benefit of a consensus of Republicans in the Legislature and on the Hempstead town board, the project went nowhere, which is where we fear many of Suozzi’s current plans would end up as well.”
In contrast, the Herald’s editors said, Mangano’s deal to redevelop the Hub “seems likely to actually get built.”
They called Suozzi, the “grand visionary, long on ideas but short on execution.”
Tom Suozzi has been endorsed by newspapers, including his one time employer and largest campaign contributor. Ed Mangano is endorsed by the people.
Mangano has been endorsed by:
Herald Community Newspapers
Nassau County Republican Party
Nassau County Independence Party
Nassau County Conservative Party
America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Local 7 Carpenters
Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters
Plumbers Local Union 200
Italian American Political Action Committee
New York Veteran Police Association
International Union of Journeymen & Allied Trades
Nassau County Fire Marshals Benevolent Association
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 138, 138A, 138B & 138C
Local 15 – International Union Of Operating Engineers
Local 30 – International Union of Operating Engineers
Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County
State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos
Orthodox Jewish community
Asian American community