To the Editor:
To all of the citizens of Suffolk County, and to the citizens who went to the polls on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, I wish to state my heartfelt thanks, and to express my sense of humbleness and appreciation for putting your faith and trust in electing me as Suffolk County’s next Comptroller. I have been honored to be the Legislator for the 12th Legislative district for these past 10 years, and have always done my best to be a strong advocate for the district and for all of Suffolk’s citizens. Along with my team, including more then 60 interns, we have worked to address issues such as groundwater flooding, improvements at Lake Ronkonkoma, construction of safe areas for our law enforcement to conduct important vehicle safety inspections, preservation and improvement of the Suffolk County Fire Academy, or simply assisting a senior citizen in accessing their HEAP heating benefit. We have successfully resolved more than 2000 constituent cases in our time here in the Legislature, and have had the privilege to recognize over 100 Eagle Scouts. It has always been my firm belief that hard work, perseverance and dedication will withstand any amount of mudslinging, lies or misstatements that some in politics have a penchant to stoop to. You have proven my beliefs correct, and for that I thank you.
I have been proud to be you Legislator, and eagerly look forward to serving you as County Comptroller. Our County still faces significant financial challenges, and I commit to you that I will use all my energy and effort to insure that your tax dollars are being spent properly, and for the intended purpose. As many have said, the Bulldog will be the Watch dog. For that opportunity, I am most grateful.
As always, I am only a phone call away, and will certainly see you out on the trail, whether at a blood drive, Gold Star award, Ice Cream Social, or at the many fundraisers for worthy causes that we support. Thanks again, and stay tuned.
John M. Kennedy Jr.
Suffolk County Comptroller-Elect