Steve Stern, Democratic candidate for Congress, gets endorsements

Rick Brand

Suffolk Legis. Steve Stern, who is seeking the Democratic nod for retiring Rep. Steve Israel’s congressional seat, has gotten his first endorsements from four hometown officials.

Fellow Democratic county lawmakers William Spencer, of Centerport and Louis D’Amaro, of North Babylon, as well as Huntington Town Board members Susan Berland and Tracey Edwards announced their support for Stern.

Stern (D-Dix Hills) is vying with former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, former North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Anna Kaplan, a North Hempstead Town councilwoman, and others for the Third District seat.

“Steve’s history of doing whatever it takes to protect the taxpayers ... is exactly what we need in Washington,” said D’Amaro.

Spencer called Stern “a role model” who has opposed tax increases and votes to protect public health and veterans.