For Immediate Release
August 2, 2019
New York, NY - On July 25, 2019, New York League of Conservation Voters announced
its endorsement of Legislator Bridget Fleming in her re-election bid for the Suffolk
County Legislature’s Second Legislative District. The nominated candidate of the
Democratic, independence and Working Families Party, Fleming is running for her third
term representing a district that comprises the towns of East Hampton, Southampton,
Shelter Island and part of Brookhaven.
Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “Legislator
Fleming is a vocal figure on the Suffolk County Legislature’s Environment, Planning,
and Agriculture Committee and the Vice-Chair of it’s Health Committee. She has
worked with local school districts and universities to protect water sources and with
towns to map locations for potential large-scale solar installations on Eastern Long
Island. Two of NYLCV's top priorities are improving water quality and siting renewable
energy to meet our ambitious clean energy and climate goals. We are proud to stand
with Legislator Fleming in her re-election and we urge voters in legislative district 2 to
cast their ballot for her this fall.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the NYLCV,” said Legislator Fleming.
“Their work and advocacy continue to be critical as we fight the environmental
challenges, specifically climate change, affecting our region. I stand alongside the
NYLCV in working to protect our open spaces and farmland and in policy-making to
preserve our water quality.”
Before first being elected to the Suffolk County Legislature in 2015, Fleming served on
the Southampton Town Board, where she was a champion for the preservation of
farmland and open space, and pursued environmental policy initiatives, including as
co-sponsor of Southampton 400+, a sustainability amendment to the town’s Master
Plan, revision of the Solid Waste Management Plan, founding a youth-run farmers’
market in a part of the town recognized as a food desert, and as co-sponsor of a ban on
single-use plastic bags.
As a Suffolk County Legislator, Fleming has been instrumental in sponsoring and
co-sponsoring legislation to preserve open space and protect Long Island’s sole source
aquifer and our drinking water. She initiated the Legislature’s Transportation Working
Group tackling the challenges of public transportation and recently created the Suffolk
County Community Choice Aggregation Task Force to study the feasibility of supplying
renewable energy choices and cost savings to Suffolk’s municipalities.
Through political action, NYLCV fights climate change, conserves land and water, and
protects public health in New York State. The Long Island regional chapter of the
NYLCV works toward sustainable conservation while promoting responsible economic
development. For more on NYLCV’s work on Long Island, including the contributions of
Legislator Fleming in Suffolk County, please visit https://nylcv.org/region/long-island/ .