2nd District Legislator
Bridget Fleming was elected to the Southampton Town Board in March 2010. Bridget’s work required utility companies to remove dangerous and unsightly utility poles, and sponsored a law that allows volunteer firefighters and EMTs to join the NY Health Plan. She has created opportunities throughout the town, like youth training in building trades, fresh produce retailing, landmark legislation protecting working farms, and real action on much-needed affordable housing development.
In 2015, Bridget was elected to the Suffolk County Legislature for the Second Legislative District. She serves as Chair of the Ways & Means Committee; Vice Chair of Public Works, Transportation & Energy; Vice Chair of Public Safety; a member of Environment, Parks, and Agriculture Committee, Veterans & Consumer Affairs Committee, and Health Committee. Bridget helped draft the first Sanitary Code Revisions in 30 years, replacing outdated septic systems that adversely impacted the environment and harmed wildlife. Bridget secured more than $10 million in clean water and infrastructure funding. She advocated for an additional $2 million in state transportation support and established the Public Transportation Working Group. The group has begun work on the first micro-transit pilot program in Southampton.
Bridget is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hunter College’s Special Honor Curriculum, and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she received the Kramer Award for service to the community. Bridget worked for almost a decade as an Assistant District Attorney in the office of legendary District Attorney Robert Morgenthau in Manhattan.