Suffolk Democrats appear ready to tap Southampton Town Board member Bridget Fleming for an open South Fork legislative seat of term limited Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk).
Richard Schaffer, Suffolk Democratic chairman, met Saturday with Fleming in a bid to keep the second district seat in the majority Democratic caucus. Schaffer sought to enlist the five-year incumbent after trying to get veteran Assemb. Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) to run.
Fleming, 55, of Noyak, is a former New York city assistant district attorney and was the top vote-getter among town board candidates in her last election in 2011. She lost in 2012 in a race against veteran GOP State Sen. Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).
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