Newsday picks Spencer to represent northwest Huntington, Eaton’s Neck, Greenlawn, Northport and part of Huntington Station. (LD 18)
Spencer, 50, a pediatric surgeon from Centerport, says he and other Democrats have cut county jobs by 10 percent and pared the deficit. But he also admits they should have been more forceful in their oversight role of the police department, questioning the conduct of James Burke, the ex-police chief now in prison.
Newsday has also endorsed Susan Berland in LD 16 and Tom Donnelly in LD 17.