October 27, 2016 |The Great Neck Record

Tom Suozzi, the former county executive and mayor of the city of Glen Cove, is back after a seven-year break from public office with his sights set on the Third Congressional District.

Citing the current political climate, the Democratic nominee said that the vast majority of voters are... ›› read more

October 25, 2016 |Newsday

The battle for the 3rd Congressional District features two men who have enjoyed significant successes in politics and governance, and received consistent past endorsements from this board. Each can make a strong case that he would represent the region well in Washington. Of the two, Thomas... ›› read more

October 20, 2016 |The Island Now

In their 3rd Congressional District race, Democrat Tom Suozzi and Republican Jack Martins have each told voters they are best equipped to get things done in a polarized, deadlocked Congress.

While their messages are similar, Suozzi contends there’s an important difference — he has fought... ›› read more

October 9, 2016 |Newsday

Democrat Thomas Suozzi, driven by higher name recognition and cross-party support, leads Republican Jack Martins by 16 percentage points in the race to succeed Rep. Steve Israel in the 3rd Congressional District, according to a Newsday/Siena College poll.

Fifty percent of the 613 likely... ›› read more

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

October 18, 2016

Statement from Mike Florio, Campaign Manager, Suozzi 2016 (NY-03) on Martins campaign “poll”

“It is indisputable that Tom Suozzi has a commanding lead in this race. Public and internal polling consistently shows Tom with a double digit lead. After shopping around, and paying four... ›› read more

October 6, 2016

Vows to protect our environment and support sustainable energy initiatives in Congress

Glen Cove, NY - Today, Tom Suozzi, the Democratic nominee for New York’s 3rd Congressional district, and former Nassau County Executive and... ›› read more

October 3, 2016

Suozzi Campaign Launches New Ad and Announces 21st Town Hall

Glen Cove, NY- The Suozzi for Congress campaign is calling out his opponent, Republican Jack Martins, for his hypocritical attacks and phony... ›› 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

Fact Sheet

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


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

“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]