STONY BROOK, NY — Former prosecutor and business leader Dave Calone kicked off his campaign for Suffolk County Executive on Thursday night at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge, surrounded by a group of over 250 supporters, who raised $100,000, his camp said.
Calone, a Setauket resident, chairs the county's Planning Commission.
He is running to succeed County Executive Steve Bellone, who is term-limited, in November.
The fundfraiser was sponsored by the Suffolk County Democratic party, which was joined by labor unions, business people, and Calone supporters from across the political spectrum, according to the campaign.
Calone said he was "overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support."
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