A Nassau Democrat tells The Politicker that the Suozzi camp is readying a petitioning operation that will rely, in part, on county workers — particularly Board of Elections patronage employees and Democratic staff of the County legislature — “volunteering” their vacation time in June and July to gather nominating petition signatures in upstate New York.
And if that doesn’t have you feeling the winds of reform on your back, hard to see what will.
Suozzi aide Kim Devlin responds that Suozzi supporters on the County payroll, along with others, have helped with petitioning before, and probably will again.
“We never tell anybody — especially a county employee — that they have to petition,” she said.
Meanwhile in Nassau, County Legislator Craig Johnson endorsed Eliot today, citing “a diversity of opinion in Nassau County as to the appropriateness of County Executive Suozzi’s political activities.”