Leslie Kennedy, a lifelong Long Islander, daughter of a Marine and current Suffolk County Legislator, was born and raised in Commack as one of two children. Throughout her years of work in public service, the healthcare field and in the private sector, she has dedicated her life to making her community better for all who call the region home.
Ms. Kennedy worked for over 13 years as a legislative aide to Suffolk County Legislator Donald Blydenburgh and as an aide to Suffolk County Legislator John Kennedy before becoming a member of the Suffolk County Legislature in 2015. A dedicated public servant, Ms. Kennedy is a constant presence throughout the Town of Smithtown, who is always working to protect quality of life of all of her constituents. While in office, Ms. Kennedy has focused on protecting taxpayers, preserving the Long Island environment and ensuring the safety of students in her community.
Despite her full calendar, Ms. Kennedy is also continuing her education at Suffolk County Community College’s Credential in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC) program in an effort to better serve the residents of Long Island.
Prior to her government service, Ms. Kennedy attended nursing school at Suffolk County Community College; she worked at Mather Hospital in a variety of capacities for 30 years. She has also worked in the private sector and at a rehabilitation facility with individuals who have substance abuse issues.
Ms. Kennedy and her husband, John, reside in Nesconset and have four children, John, Kristen, Brian and Gillian.