- DISTRICT: 2
- REGION: Long Island
- GOVERNMENT BODY: U.S. Congress
- YEAR: 2016
- CONTACT: Campaign Website
During his tenure as a member of the Suffolk County Legislature, DuWayne Gregory has been an invaluable ally of the New York environmental community. As Presiding Officer, he has supported millions of dollars of funding for open space and farm preservation, water protection, infrastructure investment, and sustainable economic development. Last year, Legislator Gregory negotiated an agreement to include $29 million in additional funding for open space preservation on a ballot referendum.
Legislator Gregory was a leader in establishing the Suffolk County Land Bank, which was created to identify and clean up parcels that have been contaminated for decades. He has also worked to update the Suffolk County Comprehensive Master Plan, which has not been altered in over thirty years. The update will include crucial measures that help the county to adapt to rising sea levels, natural disasters, and other climate change risks.