(theislandnow.com) Former state Sen. Jack Martins (R-Old Westbury) on Monday said he is “considering” entering the race for Nassau County Executive and reiterated his call for County Executive Edward Mangano to step down.
Martins has been widely rumored as a possible GOP candidate for the seat. He would not say when he will make a decision on whether to enter the race.
The remarks came after a wide-ranging speech on issues facing Nassau County, which Martins delivered at a breakfast held by the Mineola-based Kiwanis Club of County Seat at an IHOP in Williston Park.
“When you start seeing elected officials carted off and indicted, this shouldn’t be the new normal,” Martins said. “There’s no place in higher office for someone who’s been indicted.”
“There’s no provision to remove the county executive in the county charter,” Martins said. “There’s a provision in the constitution to remove the president. There should be a way to remove the county executive for cause.”
Martins, a resident and former mayor of Mineola, lost a U.S. House race last November against Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove), a former Nassau County executive.
Read the full article here:
April 24, 2017 | theislandnowcom