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We Mark Our Ballot: County Legislator

authorStaff Writer on Oct 26, 2021

County Legislator

“I’ll be on the ballot.” That was the closing statement by Robert Carpenter, who is the Republican challenger for Suffolk County legislator, at the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and the North Fork debate on October 18 — and it’s a neat summation of his entire campaign. He is a placeholder, nothing more, and that was clear at the debate.

Fortunately, also on the ballot is Bridget Fleming, the incumbent Democrat, who is smart, energetic and an exceptional representative from District 2 on the Suffolk County Legislature. Her plans to seek the congressional seat in 2022 should not deter anyone from returning the lone qualified candidate in this race to another term.