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A resolution to name the daughter of late Presiding Officer William Lindsay to the Suffolk County Community College board of trustees was filed last week at the Suffolk Legislature.

Denise Lindsay Sullivan, an assistant superintendent at the Hampton Bay School District, would get a seven-year term, succeeding Arthur Cliff, who decided not to seek a new term after being named last December to finish the term of former trustee Sol Fenchel, an attorney.

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Sullivan was named over three other contenders including Paul Casciano, superintendent of William Floyd School District. Earlier Sullivan's name had been mentioned to replace holdover trustee Belinda Alvarez Groneman, but Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has yet to fill the spot.

Sullivan's brother, freshman Legis. William Lindsay III (D-Oakdale), said his sister is "extremely qualified" but he will recuse himself from the vote and discussions about her appointment. "I'm staying completely out of it and have put up a firewall between myself and the screening," he said.