WOODBURY - The two candidates for Suffolk County executive went head to head last night in a debate held by News 12 Long Island.

Steve Bellone (D) and Angie Carpenter (R) focused on how to get the economy back up and growing.

Bellone touched on his record of delivering millions of dollars in tax cuts to Babylon, where he has been the town supervisor for 10 years.

Carpenter, the first woman to run for county executive on Long Island, is a private businesswoman and has served on the Suffolk County Legislature for almost 20 years. Bellone, Carpenter square off in Suffolk County executive debateVIDEO: Suffolk County executive debate