Democrat Steve Bellone was reelected Suffolk County executive Tuesday night, beating Republican John M. Kennedy Jr. after a campaign that focused on county finances, water quality and proposals to attract and keep millennials in Suffolk.
"Tonight the people of Suffolk have spoken. And they made it clear that they want the progress to continue," Bellone said in a tweet at 10:45 p.m.
At a victory celebration in Hauppauge, Bellone told a jubilant crowd he hoped "we can put politics aside to build a better future for Suffolk County. To my Republican colleagues in the legislature, I extend my hand and say I want to work together to move Suffolk County forward."