Message From Presiding Officer Robert Calarco

Welcome to the official website of the Suffolk County Legislature. 

I am deeply honored to have been elected to serve as Presiding Officer. It is humbling to have the confidence of my colleagues, and I am proud to serve alongside truly engaged people who bring their best to governance. As legislators, we share the goal of safeguarding the quality of life you expect as residents and as taxpayers of one of our nation’s greatest places to live.

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    Suffolk Lawmakers Appoint New Legislative Clerk

    Suffolk lawmakers on April 28 unanimously approved the appointment of a new clerk of the county legislature. Amy Ellis, a native of Mt. Sinai, steps into the role after serving as the legislature’s chief deputy clerk since 2016. Read on...
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    New Ways Launched for Public to Testify Remotely, Including Video for Public Hearings

    As the Legislature building remains closed to the public due to COVID-19, Presiding Officer Rob Calarco has implemented new ways for the public to participate in upcoming legislative meetings remotely, including testifying during public hearings by video. Read on...
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    Bipartisan Special Committee Formed to Investigate Death of Thomas Valva

    Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer Rob Calarco and legislative leaders are forming a special committee to investigate the tragic death of 8-year-old Thomas Valva and craft recommendations to ensure what happened to the boy never happens again. Read on...
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