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.