BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (AP) - The supervisor of Town of Brookhaven says he will resign next month to head a Long Island nonprofit organization he helped launch.
Newsday reports that Supervisor Mark Lesko will become the first executive director of Accelerate Long Island, which seeks to transform the region into a hub for tech companies.
The Democrat and former prosecutor won a special election for supervisor in 2009. He was re-elected last November.
His announcement comes as the town deals with a multimillion dollar budget crisis.
Deputy Supervisor Kathleen Walsh, a Republican, will take over until a special election can be held.
Accelerate Long Island is a project of the Long Island Association.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com
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