It is an honor and a pleasure to be elected Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, an institution I consider to be the most effective elected body in New York State. As Presiding Officer I will continue to work with my colleagues to make Suffolk County government more efficient and more responsive for all the residents of the county.
I will work with the Bellone administration and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to continue to overcome the fiscal difficulties facing our county. Along with my fellow legislators, I will fight to create new jobs and economic opportunities for our residents, and to create a more diverse and inclusive county.
As Presiding Officer, I promise the citizens of Suffolk County an open and transparent government dedicated to addressing the needs of all our citizens.