Current Executive Edward Mangano was honored Wednesday night in Queens as county executive of the year by the Asian American Council.
Former New york City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is expected to announce his endorsement of Mangano on Thursday.
Polls show mangano with a large lead over Democrat Thomas Suozzi, who is fighting to regain his former post.
Suozzi received the nod from former President Bill Clinton at a fundraiser in Great Neck Wednesday night.
Mangano unseated Suozzi four years ago.