Suffolk treasurer to announce bid for county executive

Suffolk Treasurer Angie Carpenter announced today that she wants to run for county executive.The news comes just days after County Executive Steve Levy (R-Suffolk) announced

WOODBURY - Suffolk Treasurer Angie Carpenter announced today that she wants to run for county executive.

The news comes just days after County Executive Steve Levy (R-Suffolk) announced that he won't be seeking a third term amid an investigation into his campaign fundraising.

Carpenter, 67, will be the first candidate to officially throw her hat in the ring tomorrow when she asks for the Republican nomination. Carpenter, who was elected to the Suffolk Legislature in 1993, says it's something she began considering about two years ago.

"I didn't feel that the direction the county was going in was the best to sustain us into the future," she says.

Other possible Republican candidates could include state Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick, state Sen. John Flanagan and county Comptroller Joseph Sawicki.

Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone is considered the front-runner for the Democratic Party. Sources tell News 12 Long Island that Bellone will officially announce his run for county executive April 27.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police say they have arrested Jonnathan Santos, 20, 1 Police: Man arrested following fatal crash in LIE in Syosset
According to police, the car crashed into a 2 Police respond to car into building in North Bellmore
The homeowner tells News 12 she called PSEG 3 Homeowner claims debris removal too costly after PSEG trimmed trees
The town says it is presenting a plan 4 Riverhead eyes plan to keep truck traffic off local road
Police released a picture yesterday of a suspect 5 Nassau steps up patrols at 7-Eleven stores after ATM skimming scams

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE