Bligh, 36, of Holbrook, is running on the Democratic and Working Families party lines. An environmental engineer for 15 years, Bligh is making his first run for office.
- Bligh said expanding sewers in areas like Centereach and Farmingville would expand economic development opportunities and also have environmental benefits.
- He said his background as an environmental engineer, specializing in the investigation and cleanup of contaminated water, soil and soil vapor, would put him in a good position to address emerging contaminants in the aquifer and reduce nitrogen pollution to get rid of algae blooms in bays and surface water.
- Bligh said he would work to restore constituents' faith in government by working hard and being responsive when residents contact the office.