Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D, WFP, I)
Delia DeRiggi-Whitton is the 11th District Legislator, incumbent.
I am the best candidate because of my unwavering focus on financial responsibility, protecting our environment and the well-being of seniors, veterans and children.
As ranking member of finance, I am a strong proponent of ensuring county budgets are spent wisely through diligent financial oversight and fiscal responsibility. I am intent on doing away with excessive contracts and sweetheart deals that are rife in our county and urge large vendors to commit to community reinvestment programs.
I am also passionate about the environment. I drafted and received unanimous approval on a bill preventing fracking waste product sales in the county, secured funds for sewering studies, co-introduced a Green County Bill pledging to reduce emissions and increase climate resiliency. I am working with state and other leaders on the L.I. Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act with up to $65 million a year in funding.
As ranking member of the health & social services committee, I am devoted to the health and welfare of every citizen. For example, I sponsor mammography vans for women without health insurance and veterans outreach programs.
I will always do my best to ensure our tax dollars are spent responsibly and our families and environment are protected.