Suffolk GOP nominates Ed Romaine for county executive
News 12 Long Island has learned that Republicans have nominated Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine as their choice to succeed three-term Democrat Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
Romaine has served as Brookhaven supervisor for more than a decade.
Romaine is also a former county legislator and county clerk.
Romaine is likely to face former businessman and former federal prosecutor Dave Calone -- who has the backing of the county Democratic party.