PATCHOGUE, NY – The Zeldin for Congress campaign today announced the endorsement of 14 elected officials representing at least parts of NY-1 at the county or state levels of government.
“Lee’s work in Washington to protect Suffolk County is unrivaled,” said John Kennedy, Suffolk County Comptroller. “At the height of the pandemic, he secured $257 million in federal funding for Suffolk County government through the CARES Act and continues to fight to provide relief for local governments with budgets that were greatly impacted by coronavirus.”
“I see no better representative for the 1st Congressional District than Lee Zeldin,” said Judy Pascale, Suffolk County Clerk. “He is someone who consistently works across the aisle to get things done for Suffolk County. At the height of the pandemic, we saw how he worked with County Executive Steve Bellone and the White House to secure more than 1.2 million masks, gowns and other PPE to protect our local healthcare and other front line workers.”
“Lee Zeldin is a principled leader who gets things done. As a Congressman, a veteran, a father and a family man, Lee fights tirelessly to make his community and his country a better place to live and raise a family. We need more like him in Washington and I strongly endorse his re-election,” said 10th District County Legislator Tom Cilmi.
From 12th District’s County Legislator, Leslie Kennedy: “Lee has been a fighter for us on Long Island. He was instrumental in bringing in billions of dollars of development funds to the Brookhaven National Laboratory complex. The particle accelerator will provide hundreds of jobs and lead to valuable scientific and medical research. He took the lead on securing over a million items of valuable PPE during the peak of the Coronavirus outbreak here in Suffolk County to make sure that all our front line workers and seniors were safe. Congressman Zeldin led the fight to reduce threshold eligibility for participation in the Municipal Lending Facility providing Suffolk County with critical access for financial note activity. He consistently demonstrates a keen ability to identify the needs of his constituents, and then delivers. He truly is the voice of Suffolk County at a national level.”
“I am proud to endorse Congressman Lee Zeldin for re-election,” said Ken LaValle, State Senator for the 1st District. “It has been a pleasure to work with the Congressman over the years as my intern, my colleague in the State Senate and now as our representative in Washington. From his exemplary constituent service, to securing a two billion dollar infrastructure project for Brookhaven National Lab to his remarkable help throughout the pandemic, Lee Zeldin has delivered for our region. Congressman Zeldin has my full support in November because we need a champion in Congress fighting for the needs of Long Island residents.”