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Legislator William R. "Doc" Spencer

Suffolk County Legislator Dr. William R. Spencer boasts a proud history of being a leader in passing consumer-protecting, ground-breaking health-related legislation that has addressed big, bold issues that affect our constituents, environment and quality of life.

Many of these creative, progressive laws have subsequently been adopted at both the state and federal levels. As a Suffolk County Legislator who is also a physician, I've been proud to bring my years of medical experience to the job in my efforts to improve life for all of us in Suffolk County.

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April 9, 2019
Suffolk County Legislature

The Suffolk Legislature approved a local bill Tuesday that would bar pharmacies from selling tobacco products, with lawmakers saying tobacco sales run counter to the stores' role in the protection of public health.
“Selling tobacco products is directly at odds with a pharmacy’s mission as a health-oriented business,” said Legis. William Spencer, a physician who sponsored the measure. He noted that the state pharmacy society backs the move and major chains like CVS have already adopted such policies on their own.| read more ››

March 22, 2019
William Spencer

Some Suffolk County shoppers were outraged when a 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags went into effect in January 2018 but officials said...| read more ››

September 24, 2017
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

The Huntington Town Board approved the next step in allowing Suffolk County to fund and conduct a feasibility and design study of extending the Southwest...| read more ››

August 16, 2017

All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend one of the two sessions offered.

Huntington, NY - August 16, 2017 - Suffolk County Legislator William...| read more ››