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About Maureen

Let me tell you a little bit about myself…


Family and Career

I was the third daughter born to an Italian immigrant mother and a 2nd generation Irish-American father. My dad was an auto mechanic and my mom worked at a local bakery a couple of days a week to help make ends meet. My Italian grandparents lived with us in our home in Woodside, Queens.

I married the love of my life in 1987. We have three amazing children, all adults now. I worked for the NYC government in various positions of increasing responsibility. When my third child was born, like so many women, I left my job to be a stay-at-home mom. Going from two salaries to one, with three children and a mortgage, I learned how to balance a budget, stretch a dollar and still make sure our family lived well. That’s when I really learned about fiscal responsibility! When my youngest went to kindergarten I got a job teaching at a local Catholic school. We moved to Kent in 2002 where I quickly worked towards my qualifications for two teaching certificates and began to substitute in the Carmel Central Schools. After doing so for a number of years, I went into private law practice. In 2013, I ran for the office of Town Supervisor in Kent and was elected. I was subsequently re-elected three times. After serving four terms, term limits ended my tenure.

Community

  • Hill & Dale Property Owners, Inc. – Board Member
  • Town of Kent Stormwater Management Committee – Chair
  • Putnam County Bar Association - Member
  • Lake Carmel Fire Department - Ladies Auxiliary Member
  • Sons and Daughters of Italy - Member
  • Eucharistic Minister – St. Elizabeth Church

Education

  • New York University, BA Biology
  • Antioch School of Law, JD

Professional Experience

  • Teaching Certifications - Biology and Elementary Education
  • National Labor Relations Board – Intern, Board Member Staff
  • NYC Department of Sanitation – Investigator, Attorney
  • NYC Department of Health – Deputy Department Advocate
  • NYC Department of Correction – Director of Adjudication Unit on Rikers Island

Kent Town Supervisor

I served as Town Supervisor of the Town of Kent for eight years from 2014 through 2021. I left that position due to term limits. During my tenure as Supervisor, I was able to work successfully with four Board members from another political party to get things done.

Some of the accomplishments I considered most important were:

  • Opened all meetings to residents to make unrestricted comments on all topics.
  • Improved Highway Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Lake Carmel Sanitation and Lake Carmel Park District facilities.
  • Purchased vehicles, which improved our crumbling Highway Department and Lake Carmel Sanitation Department fleets, as well replacing Police and Recreation
    Department vehicles.
  • Revamped our Town website to make it more user friendly.
  • Modernized the way departments did business allowing residents to interact online and pay fees without coming into the offices.
  • Built the first all-abilities playground in Putnam County on the grounds of Town Hall
  • Increased programs and events for our residents such as the Winter Festival, the Backyard Olympics, Kent Community Weekend.
  • Procured substantial grants for the community.


I accomplished all this without raising Town of Kent taxes for all my eight years in office!

Copyright Maureen Fleming 2023

Fleming for Putnam
The leader Putnam County needs!

Elect Maureen Fleming to the Putnam County Legislature District 5. Maureen is running for the Putnam County Legislature in District 5 because the people of this County deserve better. They deserve someone who will listen to their concerns and look out for their interests.

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