Tom Suozzi, a Democrat, is running to succeed Representative Steve Israel in the Third District that cuts across Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Mr. Suozzi, as county executive, saved Nassau from near bankruptcy. He has an impressive record fighting corruption, and he ran a lonely but principled campaign against Eliot Spitzer in 2006 for the gubernatorial nomination. He has been a national leader in the battle to limit urban sprawl and revitalize aging suburbs. He would be a strong, articulate advocate for his district and party.
Mr. Suozzi’s opponent is a three-term Republican state senator, Jack Martins, a loyal party member in Albany who says he wants to promote Mr. Trump’s issues. That’s bad news.