Vote Blue - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1666787

Vote Blue

The race is on in Congressional District 1, with three Democratic candidates, not just one.

Regarding George Lynch’s poem “Little Lee Zeldin” [Letters, December 26], Mr. Lynch, treasurer of the Southampton Town Democratic Committee, details many of Congressman Lee Zeldin’s failures and then focuses on Bridget Fleming as “the only person who will work for us.”


If Mr. Lynch is expressing his own personal view, that’s fine. However, as an officer of a political organization, he needs to be very careful about his words. Is he speaking on behalf of the Southampton Town Democratic Committee? To the best of my knowledge, this organization has not officially endorsed any candidate in the 2020 CD1 race.

Mr. Lynch refers to Bridget Fleming as “a much-needed new face.” At this point in the CD1 race, the new face is Nancy Goroff, Stony Brook University chemistry chair, who stepped down from her position to devote herself to full-time campaigning in this district.

Another formidable candidate is Perry Gershon, who won the Democratic primary in 2018, ran against Zeldin, lost by only four percentage points, but has never stopped campaigning since that last election, connecting with voters of all political stripes and holding his own town hall meetings throughout CD1, listening to the concerns of all people. Zeldin remains hiding.

Lastly, Bridget Fleming, who was just reelected as our county legislator, three weeks after being reelected decides to run for Congress against Zeldin. It appears her concerns and planning were in the works during the summer leading up to the November 2019 election. Who knew?

So, no matter who, vote blue!

Lee Zeldin needs to be replaced, for sure.

Barbara Ring

Hampton Bays


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