Saying “I’m running against the establishment, and I need your help,” Long Island congressman and democratic candidate for Governor Tom Suozzi came to Westchester last week, holding a meet and great at the Coach Diner in White Plains on March 12, and holding a Facebook live town hall with Westchester and Rockland County democrats on March 7.
Suozzi has identified three key issues that New Yorkers are concerned about and has made them the focal points of his campaign.
I-Crime and Safety- With 74% of New Yorkers saying the crime is a serious problem in New York City, and 65% say they personally worry about being the victim of a crime, more cops on the streets-69%, stricter gun control laws-58%, and homelessness is a serious problem, 83%, Suozzi has discussed common sense answers to the issue of crime
Suozzi pointed to his leadership when he served as Nassau County Executive on Long Island, (the 12th largest PD in the country), “we had the lowest crime rate in the United States,”
“We need to make changes to bail reform,” said Suozzi, who agreed with County Executive George Latimer and other democrats that “crime is down in the suburbs, but crime is bad in New York City.”