Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming of Noyac on Friday announced she would seek a second two-year term representing the 2nd Legislative District, which covers the South Fork from Moriches to Montauk and includes Shelter Island.
In her first term, Ms. Fleming, a Democrat, has advocated for clean water, preservation of natural resources, battling tick-borne diseases and opioid use, and promoting economic development in keeping with a healthy and attractive environment, her campaign said in a press release.
A former Southampton Town councilwoman, Ms. Fleming was able to obtain $2.5 million in capital spending for water quality and infrastructure in her district including water quality projects including a pump-out station at the Shinnecock Canal, storm water improvements at the Riverside roundabout and Lake Agawam in Southampton, marine education and aquaculture at the historic Tiana Lifesaving Station, and the first of its kind nitrogen removing sanitary system at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island.
“Serving in county government offers the opportunity for regional solutions on behalf of multiple towns to support and improve our community,” Ms. Fleming said. “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.”
A graduate of Hunter College and the University of Virginia Law School, Ms. Fleming
served as a prosecutor in the office of Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, and became chief of a unit in that office tackling fraud in public programs. She has been a resident of Noyac since 2001, along with her husband Bob, who is a local contractor, and their son Jai, who is 14. Ms. Fleming worked as a lawyer with a private practice in Sag Harbor, concentrating mainly on matrimonial and family law.
“Our district faces unique challenges, including the highest cost of living in Suffolk County. This places a real burden on our many seniors, working families and young adults,” Ms. Fleming said. “It has been an honor representing the 2nd Legislative District and I hope to continue to work tirelessly on behalf of all our residents.”
Ms. Fleming is also supported by the Independence Party, the Working Families Party and the Women’s Equality Party.