Jeff has been a resident of East Hampton for thirty years and is a graduate of Yale University. He runs a small law firm, and is a zoning, planning and environmental lawyer and activist who has served as counsel on all of East Hampton’s appointed boards. His firm is unique on the East End because it regularly takes on environmental causes on behalf of local residents and public interest groups, opposing over-development.
- Fought Cedar Street bus maintenance facility to protect nearby public water supply wells
- Helped broker the preservation of 57 acres ofopen space at Boys Harbor and obtained approvals necessary for the protection of this historic site
- Led neighborhood groups to stop plans for two separate shopping centers on the east and west entrances to Bridgehampton
- Led neighborhood opposition to stop proposed rock concert for 10,000 attendees in quiet Amagansett
- Protected the Thomas Strong Homestead, the oldest existing house in Wainscott
- Fought to protect neighborhood character of Sag Harbor’s historic African-American neighborhoods
- Protected Sag Harbor’s signature historic Gingerbread house
- Fought for local airport control to reduce air traffic noise
Democratic, Independence and Working Families parties
"Jeff Bragman has been a fighter to protect and preserve East Hampton. He is the uniquely qualified leader that East Hampton needs for the future. I wholeheartedly support Jeff."
"I support Jeff and have seen him work hard and get things done. I know that he has the Town’s best interests at heart."
Fighting for Affordable Housing
- Increase affordable housing for permanent residents
- Expand permitted garage apartments for affordable family needs
- Create Senior Citizen housing and assisted-living housing
- Promote energy conservation and solar in existing homes to reduce peak energy demand
- Evaluate solar for airport and other existing town parking areas
- Enact and implement water quality protection measures in critical watershed areas
- Fight for effective local control of aircraft noise
Create an affordable shared work space for young adults who want to stay in East Hampton; establish a mentors round-table to prepare young local adults for 21st century careers
Jeff is a singer/songwriter, whose music is regularly featured on WPPB. A single working dad, he raised his son, Walker, who graduated from local schools. Jeff lives with his energetic Bearded Collie and his smarter rescue dog.