With Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko shocking constituents on Wednesday , locals face a topsy-turvy few months of campaigning for a special election.
But the question remains: How did Lesko do in his short tenure?
The former attorney won the office in a special election in 2008, after Brian X. Foley also skipped out on the post when he won a seat in the state assembly. Both Democrats barely made four years on the job.
Lesko, however, wasn't idle during his time in office. The supervisor has had to trim the town's budget, spearheaded the planning for a mixed-use project in Ronkonkoma along the area of the train station, and has had to get his hands dirty with the town's dump a few times, from ending the delivery of sewage sludge to the landfill to proposing a higher height limit there, a move that could net the town millions.
In the end, how Lesko will be remembered will be decided by those who lived in Brookhaven during his administration. So, how do you rate the job he did in town?
Let us know in the comments.