"Ms. Fleming has been a smart Town Board member with perhaps the best ability to manage the personalities around her, and she can articulate better than most why she votes the way she does. Her project this summer to create a youth-run farmers market in Flanders was an all-too-rare example of a board member’s passions being translated into tangible evidence of her commitment. Bridget Fleming deserves a full four-year term in office. She has the tools to stand out from the pack, and she should try to do so."
"Her ability to weigh the issues independent of political pressure makes her a valuable asset, and in Southampton, a political rarity. We're impressed by how much work she puts into her job, and as an attorney she is versed in the legalities that sometimes accompany board decisions. Beyond her obvious intelligence, there is a real compassion and enthusiasm she brings to the job. Fleming is tireless. Her work with a group of YouthBuild Long Island in Riverside teaches young people the building trade, provides a path for affordable housing, provides jobs, and teaches green, sustainable technology. It's a program every municipality should have, but it takes commitment and work. That's Fleming, going to meetings at night after working all day, and doing it without fanfare or chest thumping. In fact, much of her best work is done outside the public eye. Show us another politician that eschews publicity shots like she does." [Full text here.]
"In less than two years in office, Fleming has demonstrated a solid working knowledge of town governance and we admire that she has fought hard along with Throne-Holst to streamline operations at town hall and build the town’s fund balance in an effort to secure its financial future. We also like the fact that Fleming is environmentally conscious. Not only did she work with the farming community to establish a farmstand in an area near Riverhead where residents lacked easy access to fresh fruits and veggies, she has consistently fought to preserve town residents’ access to public beaches. We expect this to be an issue that will only gain traction over the next few months, so we sincerely hope Fleming’s seat on the town board is hers for the keeping."
"We choose Brad Bender and Bridget Fleming because they are qualified and diligent."
Governor Andrew Cuomo
Assemblyman Fred Thiele
"Bridget Fleming has brought compassion and common sense to the Southampton Town Board. She has been a tireless advocate for Southampton and has placed public service ahead of politics. Her experience and dedication has been critical in bringing efficient, cost effective government back to Southampton. We have formed a strong intergovernmental partnership which has yielded positive results. I'm voting for Bridget Fleming in November."
County Legislator Jay Schneiderman
"Bridget Fleming has shown her commitment to our community by addressing the issues people care most about, like creating economic opportunities and protecting our environment. I am proud to support Bridget Fleming for re-election. Her voice is needed on the Southampton Town Board to ensure that people come first, not special interests."
Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst
"Bridget Fleming is a strong and dedicated public servant who listens carefully to community needs and concerns and acts in the best interests of constituents, not political agendas. A resourceful and open-minded problem solver, Bridget is independent by nature, and a skilled advocate for smart and sound government, the local business community and environmental protection I am fortunate and proud to call her a teammate and colleague, and wholeheartedly support her re-election to the Town Board."
Congressman Tim Bishop
"Since winning a special election, Bridget Fleming has worked hard to make our Town government more transparent and has been on the side of Southampton taxpayer. I believe she has earned a full term, and as a lifelong Southampton resident, I am proud to be represented by Bridget."
County Executive candidate Steve Bellone
"Bridget Fleming has been in office for little more than a year, but has already begun to make her impact felt – far and wide. She provides exactly the type of leadership people in Southampton and all over Suffolk County need: she’s more concerned with solving problems than scoring political points, and she’s demonstrated that she’s more concerned with people than with politics.
I am proud to be able to support Bridget this year, and with all of us fighting to keep Southampton and all of Suffolk County moving forward, I know that working together we will redefine leadership and governance and write a great new chapter for all of our communities."
The Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
"Bridget Fleming's campaign best represents the interests and values of our membership, Long Island's working families."
Service Employees International Union,
Communications Workers of America, Local 1108
"Bridget has been a strong advocate for the membership of CWA 1108 and the working men and women in the Town of Southampton. It's is greatly appreciated all that she has done for our membership, such as the CWA's Double Pole Bill. Bridget is a true friend of CWA and Labor and her loyalty to us all will not be forgotten."
Long Island Environmental Voters Forum
"Bridget Fleming is among the top three Town Council persons in all 13 Long Island Towns. Her commitment to the environment and to the people of Southampton is unparalleled."
The Patrolman's Benevolent Association of Southampton Town
"The board was impressed with Bridget's knowledge of the financial situation facing not only Southampton Town residents but the business owners as well and her consistent support of working families. Her history with the District Attorney’s office shows that Law Enforcement is her passion and we are positive that she will be able to help the residents to receive the most out of their dollars when it comes to Public Safety.
It is our honor to present Bridget Fleming with our endorsement and I hope each resident of the Town of Southampton recognizes the hard work and commitment that she does and we look forward to working with her more in the future."
The Police Conference of New York
The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee
"Bridget Fleming is a talented young lawyer who tracked down Medicaid fraud in Bob Morgenthau’s Manhattan DA’s office before relocating and working hard for the Sag Harbor community, including dealing with difficult immigration issues. Initially elected to the Southampton Town Council in a Special Election in 2010, Bridget is now running for a full 4-year term this November against well-funded opposition. She has impressed East Enders with her deeply felt commitment to the Town’s less-fortunate residents, as well as innovative projects to create local jobs and her dedication to preserving the clean environment and rural character of the area. Bridget has also been a lone voice in support of Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst’s financial reforms, reforms that played a large part in restoring the town’s credit rating. Bridget has a very promising future in New York politics and it is critical that she succeeds in this election year."
The GLBT Democrats of Suffolk County
"Gay and Lesbian Democrats of Suffolk County is Proud to endorse Bridget Fleming for Southampton Town Council!"