Times Comptroller Endorsement

The Times endorsed Howard Weitzman for comptroller.

Of the three recommendations, Mr. Weitzman is clearly the best fit. As Nassau’s comptroller, and a partner in a top-four accounting firm before that, he has the strongest background, and he has shown in his current job that he can be steadfastly independent. Ms. Stark is also impressive, although her credentials are not as close a match. A smart, engaging lawyer who has experience managing a large agency, she sits on boards that help oversee $100 billion in pension funds. Ms. Stark would also add diversity to the top levels of state government.

Mr. Mulrow, a businessman who has run for this office before, has a great deal of knowledge about investments and experience as a manager. But his closeness to Mr. Spitzer and his connections to a bidder for the state’s lucrative racetrack business make him the least suitable.

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