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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

William J. Lindsay | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

William J. Lindsay is running for Suffolk County legislator, 8th District

William J. Lindsay

Lindsay said he would continue his efforts to create partnerships between educational institutions and business leaders in Suffolk County to ensure students are receiving training in the skills needed to excel in local industries. “There’s just not enough people in our population that have the skill set or the educational background to go into those industries at an entry level,” he said, citing in particular “STEM” jobs, which stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. To further support those industries, Lindsay said he will push for more affordable, transit-oriented development. “Affordable housing doesn’t really exist on the East End and on the North Fork, so [companies] can’t hire enough people so that they can expand,” he said. To create better conditions for development, Lindsay pledged to secure funding for a new sewer line in Oakdale and Sayville within the next five years. He also said he would like to expand or replicate a peer-to-peer drug education program he helped establish in schools in Sachem. Additionally, he pledged to eliminate the county’s structural deficit within three years.

Lindsay, 45, is running on the Democratic, Independence, Working Families and Women’s Equality lines. A member of the legislature since 2014, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Joseph’s College in 1994. He is also the regional vice president of Capacity Group of New York, an insurance brokerage based in Lake Success, where he specializes in property and casualty insurance. Lindsay is chairman of the Economic Development Committee, vice chairman of the Government Operations, Personnel, Information Technology & Housing Committee, and a member of the Parks and Recreation Committee. He lives with his wife and two children in Bohemia.