Suffolk County Executive Candidate Forum

September 20, 2023, 5:15 pm, ET

Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, New York 11725


Schneps Media & Suffolk AME (Association of Municipal Employees) are hosting a non-partisan in-person candidate forum. Suffolk AME is the largest independent Union in Suffolk County. Representing more than 10,000 active and retired public employees, AME negotiates and enforces equitable contracts for its membership and helps ensure a skilled, dedicated, and educated workforce for Suffolk County.

The Suffolk County Executive Candidate Forum will inform the public and give each candidate an opportunity to engage and answer questions from an audience of potential constituents.

With current Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone term-limited after serving 12 years, this November an election will be held to pick a new leader for the County. This Forum will provide an opportunity for the public to hear directly from the candidates.

Both Democrat Dave Calone and Republican Ed Romaine will participate in this in-person, non-partisan Forum. The event is free and open to the public, with pre-registration.

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Schneps Media

The forum will provide a great venue for voters to get to know the candidates and what they stand for. We’re thrilled to partner with Suffolk AME to help engage both the candidates and the community.

Joshua Schneps

Schneps Media

Suffolk AME

As Suffolk County's largest municipal workforce, our members play a vital role in providing essential services to every Suffolk County resident and we have a unique understanding of the myriad of challenges the next county executive will face next year. We are extremely proud to partner with Schneps Media to bring a new interactive candidate forum to our fellow citizens so they can ask important questions concerning the issues that impact their daily lives and in turn, the candidates can learn about what's on the minds of voters in this upcoming race. Moving forward, we hope to bring this new model of civic engagement to future races to give voters an opportunity to make their voices heard.

Daniel C. Levler

Suffolk AME


5:15 pm ET

Doors Open

Enjoy networking with attendees. Opening remarks will begin the program followed by each candidate taking the stage.

Joshua Schneps, CEO, Schneps Media

Daniel C. Levler, President, Suffolk AME

5:45 pm ET

Forum Begins With First Candidate

The first candidate will be on stage for 60 minutes to take questions from the moderator followed by the audience (time permitting).

7:00 pm ET

Second Candidate Begins

The second candidate will be on stage for 60 minutes to take questions from the moderator followed by the audience (time permitting).


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Suffolk AME

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