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Jul 21, 2017 4:03 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Bridget Fleming To Seek Reelection As Suffolk County Legislator

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming announced that she will run for reelection in November.  PRESS FILE
Jul 21, 2017 4:03 PM

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming announced on Friday, July 21,that she will run for reelection in November.

The Noyac resident will seek her second two-year term representing the Second Legislative District, which consists of South Fork communities from Moriches to Montauk along with Shelter Island. Since her election in 2015, the Democrat has advocated for initiatives on clean water, natural resource preservation, promoting economic development and battling opioid use and tick-borne illnesses. One of her accomplishments was securing $2.5 million in capital spending for water projects, including building a sewage pumpout station at the Shinnecock Canal, educational programs about marine life at the Tiana Lifesaving Station, and the installation of a nitrogen-removing sanitary system at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island. She’s also garnered funds used for the restoration of the Cedar Island Lighthouse and the construction of the Riverside roundabout.

“Serving in county government offers the opportunity for regional solutions on behalf of multiple towns to support and improve our community,” Ms. Fleming said in a press release. “I will continue to look for opportunities to strengthen our economy, protect our precious and fragile environment, keep our people healthy, and draw on my experience as a fraud prosecutor to ensure that government handles your tax dollars wisely and efficiently.”

Ms. Fleming served on the Southampton Town Board for five years and had her own law firm in Sag Harbor before being elected to the County Legislature.

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Quelle shock!

I look forward to learning what she has done for the residents of the Second Legislative District during her first term in Hauppauge.



By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on Jul 24, 17 7:28 AM
She has explained that clean water is very important. That's all you gotta do out here.
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on Jul 24, 17 7:46 AM
Why does she not cite her nickel per bag giveaway to store owners?
By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Jul 24, 17 9:32 AM
I, for one, am very grateful that she advocated for tick research and awareness. When you have lingering effects from this devastating disease, you understand how important this is. Her work in coordination with the Health Department and the money she got to reduce the tick population goes a long way in managing lyme and other tick borne illness. Glad I have a legislator I can count on with this. Thanks, Ms. Fleming.
By EastEndJoy (16), East Quogue on Jul 24, 17 1:13 PM
Thanks for explaining what she SAID. Can you point to anything she actually DID?
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on Jul 24, 17 1:59 PM
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Yeah she should be proud of herself heart of the 160 million dollar deficit Suffolk County thanks
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Jul 24, 17 4:09 PM
Not that I am defending Ms. Fleming, but didn't she inherent that from the current Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman?
By HB Proud (889), Hampton Bays on Jul 24, 17 8:01 PM