Re-elect John M. Bredemeyer III for Southold Town Trustee
John M. Bredemeyer III, is seeking his fifth term as Southold Town Trustee in 2017 with prior service 1984-1993 and 2010-2017. John is a former Peace Corps VolunteerBrasil, where he participated in an Agriculture/Public Health Program. He is a graduate of the NYS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University and Greenport High School.
John’s significant contributions to Southold Town and Suffolk County includes 35 years in the Suffolk County Department of Health, retiring in 2010; his last 25 years as a member of the technical staff of the Division of Environmental Quality, Bureau of Marine Resources. As a member of the nationally recognized Peconic Estuary Program team, he performed advanced microscopy enumerating the harmful “Brown Tide” algae as the Department’s principal microscopist for nearly ten years. He conducted numerous enviro-legal investigations leading to the successful prosecution of violators and remediation of illicit sewage discharges to wetlands. He participated in peer review of procedures developed at the Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institute used to assess harmful algae, participated in USEPA’s National Coastal Assessment Program for two annual cycles and is published in national journals in connection with his work supporting “Brown Tide” research. The weather station he constructed at the Cornell Cooperative Extension lab at Cedar Beach, Southold, continues to monitor rainfall for Nitrogen affecting our bays.
As Southold Town Trustee, John has Chaired the Board as its past President for three terms, has undertaken a number of water quality reviews of local waters and presently chairs the Southold Town Shellfish Advisory Committee that he founded; a non-partisan committee of local community volunteers, many with advanced degrees, who sample Southold’s waters in a cooperative effort with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation where they seek to open additional lands to shellfishing.
As Trustee, John has a voting record that strongly supports the notion that property rights and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive and that our shared common-law riparian rights to walk the foreshore and have a “right-sized” dock are an important part of our maritime heritage that must be preserved.
John lives in Orient with his wife Beverly(Wright). They have two grown children.
Where every vote counts, John asks for yours to help him continue our historic way of life and guarantee the precious rights we all seek to preserve.