East End Mayors Endorse Bridget Fleming for Suffolk County Legislator


SAG HARBOR – Bridget Fleming’s campaign for Suffolk County Legislator is proud to announce that mayors of six East End villages have endorsed Fleming, supporting the Southampton councilwoman in her campaign for the 2nd Legislative District.

Mayor Paul Rickenbach of East Hampton, Mayor Don Louchheim of Sagaponack, Mayor Sandra Schroeder of Sag Harbor, Mayor Jeff Sander of North Haven, Mayor Peter Sartorius of Quogue and Mayor Maria Moore of Westhampton Beach are backing Fleming for the post.

“I have learned that successful government is often built on strong partnerships and cooperation between many levels, and so these endorsements are especially meaningful to me,” said Fleming, of Noyac. “These are leaders who have dedicated themselves to their communities, and who understand the serious issues we face - and also our opportunities as a region. I am proud to have their endorsements.”

Fleming has served for five years as councilwoman in the Town of Southampton, and previously worked as an assistant district attorney in New York County, prosecuting sex crimes and fraud in public programs.

She is running for Suffolk County Legislature with a focus on protecting the environment and our natural resources, building a robust East End economy and holding the line on property taxes.

County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, who has served for twelve years in the position Fleming seeks, who is prevented by term limits from seeking re-election, and who is running for Southampton Town Supervisor on the same party lines as Fleming noted, “I'm pleased that so many local officials agree that Bridget Fleming is the right person to continue my work in representing this region. Like me, they recognize that Bridget has the leadership qualities that will serve us well in preserving our quality of life while controlling taxes. "I have great confidence that Bridget Fleming will be a strong voice for the East End. She has proven herself as a dedicated public servant who will work hard to protect our unique quality of life.”

Fleming has the endorsements of the Democratic, Independence, Working Families and Women’s Equality parties and will appear on their lines on the ballot on Election Day, Nov. 3.