September 30, 2016 |The Huntingtonian

Last night September 29, 2016 at the VFW hall in Halesite Tom Suozzi’s 3rd District Congressional Candidate had a town hall meeting. The meeting was very upbeat and had wonderful questions from the audience in regards to immigration. Everyone had questions concerns and issues for Suozzi’s, Tom... ›› read more

September 29, 2016 |Queens Tribune

Tom Suozzi, candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, secured an endorsement from Americans for Responsible Solutions, a group that advocates for “commonsense” gun control measures while still supporting Americans’ Second Amendment rights to own guns.

The endorsement came just before... ›› read more

September 23, 2016 |Queens Time Ledger

Issues throughout the country are not being addressed because of the poisonous nature of the country’s political discourse, Democratic congressional candidate Tom Suozzi said during the first of six town hall meetings Tuesday.

The event was held at Temple Beth-El, a synagogue in Great... ›› read more

September 22, 2016 |The Island Now

New York Money Should Stay in State, Suozzi Says
The Island Now
By Stephen Romano | Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:09 am

Tom Suozzi, the Democratic candidate in the 3rd Congressional District, on Tuesday emphasized the need for state money to remain in New York to... ›› read more

September 8, 2016 |Newsday

Pidot: 3rd CD legal fight could create national showdown
September 8, 2016 By Michael Gormley michael.gormley@newsday.com

ALBANY — A lengthy legal battle to move the general election for the 3rd Congressional District to December... ›› read more

August 29, 2016 |The Island Now

Our Views: Don’t reward Martins’ tactics
Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:37 am

If chutzpah and hypocrisy were an Olympic event, Jack Martins’ request to delay the general election for the 3rd Congressional District until Dec. 6 would be a safe bet to win gold.

Martins... ›› read more

September 27, 2016

Suozzi Holds Three Town Halls in Five Days
Continues to Focus Campaign on Tough Issues
Will go to Washington to Solve Problems

Glen Cove, NY – Last week, Tom Suozzi, the Democratic nominee for New York’s Third Congressional District, completed his 17th, 18th and 19th town hall... ›› read more

September 22, 2016

Press Release

Americans for Responsible Solutions Endorses Tom Suozzi for Congress

Glen Cove, NY: Today, Americans for Responsible Solutions, endorsed Tom Suozzi for Congress. The organization was founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Gifford and, her husband, U.S. Navy captain and... ›› read more

September 20, 2016

Press Release

Tom Suozzi Campaigns Across Suffolk County

Glen Cove, NY – This weekend, Tom Suozzi campaigned across Suffolk county. On Saturday, Suozzi helped mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 9/11 Responders Remembered Park in Nesconset, where the first responders... ›› read more

September 14, 2016
Statement from Mike Florio on the Decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit to keep the General Election for New York’s Third Congressional District on November 8, 2016 "Hopefully, Jack Martins is done wasting everyone's time and money with his endless court battles and we can finally focus on issues that matter... ›› read more
September 9, 2016

SUOZZI CAMP: THIS CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT PEOPLE AND ISSUES, NOT LEGAL BATTLES
Suozzi campaign withdraws Fix Washington petitions to focus instead on issue-oriented town halls

(Nassau County, NY) - After spending over $50,000 in legal bills and thousands of volunteer hours, today the... ›› read more

September 6, 2016

MARTINS ADMITS TO BEING JUST ANOTHER PANDERING POLITICIAN

Glen Cove, NY - In an unguarded, but revealing moment, Republican candidate for congress, Jack Martins admitted that he's willing to say whatever he needs to win votes. In a conversation with Rita Ciolli, Editor of the Newsday... ›› read more

Fact Sheet

CLAIM: Jack Martins raised taxes 31%, six times, as Mayor of Mineola

FACTS:

Passed The 2003-2004 Mineola Budget, Which Had A 13.8 Percent Tax Increase
“The Village of Mineola has a budget for the 2003-2004 fiscal year as Mayor Jack M. Martins and trustees Larry Werther and Steve Franzini passed it with a 3-2 majority. The two negative votes came from trustees Lou Santosus and Linda Fairgrieve. The budget represents a 13.8 percent tax increase over last year’s budget. Mayor Martins said he is proud of the document and stands behind it.” [Mineola American, 5/09/03]

Passed The 2004-2005 Mineola Budget, Which Had A 6.8 Percent Tax Increase
“When Mayor Martins presented the tentative 2004-2005 budget to the public on April 14, it called for a 7.9 percent tax increase, 3.8 of which was due to the estimated mandated increase in the state pension fund, with the village preparing for the worst case scenario. However, on Friday, Mayor Martins proposed cutting the tax increase down to 6.8 percent. … The village board then approved a budget for the 2004-2005 fiscal year that calls for a 6.8 percent tax increase.” [Mineola American, 5/07/04]

Passed The 2005-2006 Mineola Budget, Which Had An 8.9 Percent Tax Increase
“Last Thursday, the Village of Mineola board of trustees passed a budget for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. The budget, which will be in effect from June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006, represents an 8.9 percent tax increase over the 2004-2005 budget.” [Mineola American, 5/06/05]

Passed The 2006-2007 Mineola Budget, Which Had A 3.85 Percent Tax Increase
“The Village of Mineola has a budget for the fiscal year 2006-2007, which will go into effect from June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2007. The budget was passed by Mayor Jack M. Martins, Deputy Mayor Larry Werther and Trustee John DaVanzo. Trustees Linda Fairgrieve and Paul Cusato chose to abstain on the vote. The 2006-2007 budget calls for $17,175,129 expenses of which $11,695,342 will be raised by real estate taxes. Village taxpayers will see a 3.85 percent tax increase.” [Mineola American, 5/05/06]

Passed The 2008-2009 Mineola Budget, Which Had A 1.6 Percent Tax Increase
“The Mineola Board of Trustees passed an $18,326,099 spending plan for the 2008-2009 fiscal year, which begins on June 1 and ends May 3, 2009. Residents will see a 1.6 percent tax increase over the 2007-2008 budget, which amounts to approximately $18 per average household in Mineola for the year. Mayor Jack M. Martins, Deputy Mayor Larry Werther and Trustees Tom Kennedy and Paul Pereira feel the budget is fiscally responsible. Mayor Martins said that nobody wants to see a tax increase, but the budget maintains all the village’s current services while ensuring the village stays on solid financial footing.” [Mineola American, 4/25/08]

Passed The 2009-2010 Mineola Budget, Which Had A 2.15 Percent Tax Increase For Residential Properties And A 3.06 Percent Increase For Commercial Properties
“The Mineola Village Board of Trustees passed an operating budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, which begins June 1 and ends May 31, 2010. The $23,385,918 spending plan calls for a 2.15 percent tax increase for residential properties and a 3.06 percent tax increase for commercial properties on the village portion of tax bills. Mayor Jack M. Martins, Deputy Mayor Larry Werther and Trustees Tom Kennedy and Paul Pereira passed the budget with a 4-1 majority while Trustee Paul Cusato voted against the budget.” [Mineola American, 4/17/09]

Did Not Deny That He Raised Taxes 31 Percent As Mayor Of Mineola
During a press conference in 2010, Martins did not deny an accusation he raised taxes 31% as Mayor of Mineola. Martins said, “If you look at my record in Mineola, and you go back over the eight years I have been mayor. Craig Johnson has accused me of raising taxes 31% here in Mineola. And, if you know what, if you take that 31% and divide it by 8, it is less than the 4% cap he just voted for each and every year.” [Jack Martins “Truth” Conference, YouTube, 7:20, 10/08/10]

CLAIM: Jack Martins raised his own salary 61% in 2009

FACT:
“Mayor Jack M. Martins, Deputy Mayor Larry Werther and Trustees Tom Kennedy and Paul Pereira passed the budget with a 4-1 majority while Trustee Paul Cusato voted against the budget. Cusato complimented the mayor on the budget, but a subject of contention was salary increases for the mayor and the trustees. The budget called for raising the mayor’s salary from $18,000 to $29,000, a 61 percent increase, and the trustees’ salaries from $9,000 to $14,500, a 61 percent increase.” [Mineola American, 4/17/09]