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VOTERS GUIDE Long Island Voters Guide: Nov. 7, 2023 general election

Heather Gallagher

Heather Gallagher is running for Suffolk County Legislator, 8th District

Heather Gallagher

HEATHER GALLAGHER

Democratic

BACKGROUND:

  • Gallagher, 39, was born and raised in Sayville, graduated from Connetquot High School and has a bachelor’s in astronomy from Smith College in Massachusetts.
  • She is a certified project manager and stagehand working in the theater and live-entertainment industry.
  • She is a union member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 4 and serves as steward for her workplace.

ISSUES:

  • Gallagher said she supports enacting historic preservation legislation to protect cultural resources from “demolition by neglect” by property investors.
  • She said other top priorities include water-quality initiatives to protect waterways and drinking water, along with sustainable housing development that “fits the communities where they are proposed.”
  • She said she pledges to increase efficiency and modernize the county’s infrastructure.

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