Multimedia Suffolk County Executive Candidates Forum By Long Island Wins - October 22, 2015 0 1840 Traducir/Translate Suffolk County Executive Candidates Forum 1 of 11 Photo Credit: O’Connor said: “I thought I had the opportunity to point out the distinctions between myself and the County Executive." Photo Credit: Bellone said: "I think tonight you saw a real discussion. I think that says a lot about the organizations that came together to make this event possible.” Photo Credit: The forum was hosted by Long Island Wins, Long Island Civic Engagement Table, the Spanish-publication Noticia, in collaboration with other organizations and community members. Photo Credit: Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, Executive Director, Long Island Wins. Photo Credit: Suffolk community members attended this candidates forum. Photo Credit: Candidates for Suffolk County Executive, incumbent County Executive Steve Bellone (D) and challenger James O’Connor (R) Photo Credit: Despite noticeable disagreements, it was a civil debate. Photo Credit: This was the first forum-debate between candidates Steve Bellone and James O'Connor. Photo Credit: The candidates differ in almost every topic, but they both agreed “it was a great debate.” Photo Credit: The event was held Tuesday evening at the Brentwood Public Library. Photo Credit: The candidates answered questions from community members on various topics.