Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi conceded electoral defeat to his Republican challenger Legis. Edward Mangano Tuesday afternoon in a televised news conference from the ceremonial chamber of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. Some political observers called it a stunning setback for an articulate, aggressive politician who has had ambitions for higher office.
— In another development, Democratic incumbent Comptroller Howard Weitzman also conceded defeat Tuesday to Republican challenger George Maragos. In a written statement Weitzman said: "I would like to congratulate George Maragos on his election as Nassau County comptroller. Although the results of the election are not what I hoped for, it has been an honor to serve the people of Nassau County for eight years and I am proud of what I have accomplished as comptroller."