County Legislator, Southampton resident makes bid for Zeldin's job

Bridget Fleming Runs For Congress




On November 26, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming announced her candidacy for Congress. In a YouTube launch video for New York’s 1st Congressional District called “Tide,” according to a press release, “she highlights her work to reclaim Suffolk’s water quality, secure funding for infrastructure, transportation, and affordable housing, and fight against the disastrous removal of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction for federal income tax purposes.”

“I’ve spent the last four years on the Legislature advocating for my district and its families,” said Fleming on November 26. “Together, we’ve secured hundreds of millions of dollars to protect our environment, advanced real progress on affordable housing, delivered major infrastructure improvements and funding for our transportation system, and combated the epidemic of tick-borne disease.”

“I’m running for Congress to continue that progress because First District families need a champion,” she continued. “Someone who is going to listen, and then roll up her sleeves to get the job done. As someone who’s delivered for my constituents going back to my time on the town board in Southampton, I will be that champion.”