Suozzi Voted Democratic Nominee 

Tom Suozzi
Tom Suozzi

With the soon-to-be vacant seat of retiring Third District Congressman Steve Israel up for grabs, five candidates went head-to-head for the opportunity to take on New York State Republican Senator Jack Martins as the Democratic nominee come November’s general election. Of the five candidates running, former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi was victorious with more than a third of the votes.

According to the New York State Board of Elections, 6,532 voters chose Suozzi, who earned 35.33 percent of the votes. Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern, who was endorsed by Israel, finished the race in second with 22.01 percent (4,069 votes), followed by Nassau County Interim Finance Authority Chairman Jon Kaiman who ended with 21.96 percent (4,060 votes), North Hempstead Councilwoman Anna Kaplan with 15.23 percent (2,815 votes) and attorney Jonathan Clarke with 4.92 percent (909 votes).

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