Readers Write: We need Suozzi in Congress


Getting things done isn’t Tom Suozzi’s campaign slogan.  It’s what drives everything he does in public service. It’s why we need Tom to continue representing our 3rd Congressional District in Congress, now more than ever before, and why I’m writing to strongly urge you to vote for Tom in the June 23 Democratic Primary.

Tom is smart, committed and passionate about fighting for the issues he believes in and for the people he represents. Above all else, Tom is pragmatic and results-oriented. No platitudes, no empty promises and no pretense. He knows how to bring people together – people with diverse and sometimes opposing views – to solve problems and get things done.

I’ve known Tom for almost 20 years. Some of that time I served as his chief of staff and senior policy advisor in Nassau County, working on issues ranging from regional planning and government efficiency to the delivery of health and human services to Nassau’s more than one million residents. I have seen him bring people into a room – Democrats and Republicans, non-profits and business people – and walk out with an agreement that serves everyone’s best interest.

Most recently, Tom helped spearhead an effort to get the entire New York and New Jersey delegations to sign a bipartisan letter to congressional leaders demanding that COVID-19 recovery funds be earmarked for states like ours that were hit hardest. He also worked to get every member of the Long Island delegation from both parties to get millions of dollars for New York hospitals and front-line workers.

We need Tom to continue representing us in Washington, D.C. His intelligence, experience and common sense are needed now more than ever.

Arda Nazerian



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