BROOKHAVEN - Suffolk Legislator Ed Romaine is kicking off his campaign for Brookhaven town supervisor today.

The Republican hopes to take the seat that Supervisor Mark Lesko is leaving.

As News 12 Long Island has reported, Lesko is stepping down to become director of a non-profit group called "Accelerate Long Island."

A special election will be held on Nov. 6.

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