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VOTERS GUIDE Long Island Voters Guide: Nov. 8, 2022, elections for New York, Nassau & Suffolk

Bridget M. Fleming

Bridget M. Fleming is running for U.S. Congress - 1st District

Bridget M. Fleming

Democratic candidate Bridget Fleming and Republican candidate Nick LaLota took the stage at Newsday’s Studio 2 to answer questions posed by the public and Newsday’s political team. Watch it here.




  • Fleming, 62, of Noyac, has served in the Suffolk County Legislature since 2015.
  • She previously served on the Southampton Town Board.
  • She was an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
  • She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hunter College and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1991.


  • Fleming supports abortion rights and other reproductive rights and would support making a law of the rights provided under the original Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision.
  • She said she will work to restore the federal deduction for property taxes limited in 2017 by the Republican-controlled Congress at the time and then-President Donald Trump.
  • She supports a national ban on assault weapons.
  • She also supports a campaign financing system based on small donors to reduce the influence of big-money contributors and she supports the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act.

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