County legislature candidate Linda Kabot. Courtesy photo

I am running for the position of Suffolk County legislator in the Second Legislative District to provide voters with a choice on Election Day, Nov. 5. It’s time for a change, time for more effective representation throughout the South Fork, from Moriches to Montauk, and Shelter Island.

Bridget Fleming, the incumbent, has developed a sense of arrogance and entitlement.

Suffolk County is in trouble financially, yet:

Bridget Fleming voted to redirect county funds so taxpayers would be forced to finance election expenses of politicians. Taxpayers should not be forced to finance election campaign expenses of politicians.

Bridget Fleming voted not to accept federal funding to combat the dangerous and growing problem of MS-13 gangs in Suffolk because she wanted to get in tight with her Democrat cronies who are against accepting any monies associated with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Bridget Fleming favors rewarding people are in this country unlawfully by forcing taxpayers to fund a wide variety of public services that the illegal immigrants get for free, such as health care, college, legal aid, and now eligibility to apply for drivers licenses under recent state legislation. Suffolk County currently spends over $700 million per year for public assistance programs.

Bridget Fleming voted in favor of five more years of a revenue-inspired money-grab that abuses the driving public. It appears that she is poised to support the extension of this red-light camera ticketing scheme to county traffic light intersections on the East End.

If these votes are not in line with your personal viewpoints, vote against Fleming on Election Day. I am your candidate for change and more effective representation.

I stand for common-sense solutions to our problems. Fiscal responsibility is the number one issue. We must ensure that our county government cuts spending, stays within anticipated revenues, and not keep saddling our children and grandchildren with a mountain of additional debt.

I have proven my ability to lead responsibly as former Southampton Town supervisor and councilwoman. I have a background of 14 years of dedicated service to our community, working at the executive and legislative levels of local government. I have demonstrated time and time again that I stand up for the taxpayers and that I can make difficult decisions. I also have a proven track record in reaching across the aisle to work with others for the common good, regardless of political affiliation, and that I truly care about people from all walks of life.

Additionally, I am supporting John Kennedy for Suffolk County Executive because he is a proven fiscal watchdog, and he is our best chance to save Suffolk. It’s time to stop kicking the can down the road. We must pull Suffolk County back from the brink of financial disaster.

Linda Kabot is the Republican candidate for county legislator in the Second Legislative District. A former Southampton Town supervisor and councilwoman, she lives in Quogue.

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