Ray Tierney, the Republican candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney, has announced he has received the endorsement from former Suffolk County Presiding Officer and current Babylon Town Councilman DuWayne Gregory, a Democrat. Mr. Gregory has never crossed the aisle and endorsed a Republican candidate but was compelled in this race.
“In my 30 years of active politics on Long Island, I have NEVER endorsed a Republican,” Mr. Gregory said. “This year, that changes. I fully endorse Ray Tierney for Suffolk DA. Ray has the experience and the credentials to be a great District Attorney. For more than 26 years he has been a prosecutor with a strong record of convictions on violent street gangs including MS-13 cases, political corruption, and sexual abuse. He has walked the walk in every courthouse. He is a breath of fresh air, and he is what we need.
“I am proud and honored to have Councilman Gregory’s endorsement and support for my campaign,” Mr. Tierney said. Councilman Gregory, a veteran has a long history of serving the people of our County with honor and distinction in the Legislature and in Babylon Town. “I look forward to having Councilman Gregory help me on my campaign for the District Attorney’s race. I want to take politics out of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office and truly serve the people, all of the people whether Democrat or Republican of our great County.”
“As a former prosecutor for the Suffolk District Attorney’s office, U.S. attorney, and Executive Assistant at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, I worked with prosecutors of different political persuasions,” he said. “When it comes to enforcing the law, there is no room for politics or the influence of self-serving special interests. Only the law and blind justice the residents of Suffolk County demand from this most sacred elected office.”