About Steven

Legislator Steven Flotteron was elected to represent the residents of the 11th Legislative District in November, 2017. In addition to running a successful insurance practice for more than 35 years, he brings 18 years of Town and County Government experience. Since serving the County, his focus has been on securing the County’s economic security, improving the Waste Water Management Program and our community’s health and safety with a priority to maintain a high quality of living for families in Suffolk County. His recent accomplishments include the successful passing of Legislation; “Reduce County Spending” Task Force, End Illegal Fees in Suffolk County, Diverting Taxpayer Funded Election Money, March named Irish American Heritage Month, October named as Italian Appreciation Month, September recognized for Prostate Awareness and 9/11 Victims remembered by illuminating the H. Lee Dennison Building and the RISE Act and the Coalition formed for the Proposal to Update Fire Island’s Sewage System and he collaborated with local Veteran organizations and the Islip Arts Council on a project to help raise awareness for mental health through art. Most recently, he was instrumental in forming a not-for-profit, Long Island Guardian Grants to assist the Long Island Housing Partnership in expanding an existing program that provides grant money to employees of businesses to include volunteer members of Long Island’s Fire and Ambulance Departments with the matching funds necessary for participants. 

Legislator Steven Flotteron has been a driving force in Suffolk County since settling in the area with his wife, Ellen, in 1995. At that time, his community of Bay Shore was experiencing years of economic downturn and in need of redevelopment. Steve wasted no time getting involved with trailblazing community groups such as the Bay Shore Summit Council.  For the next ten years, he served as President of the Code Enforcement Committee and later Vice President of the Council. During this time, he joined community leaders from Brentwood and Central Islip and formed the Tri-Hamlet Alliance. Their most notable accomplishment was to amend the Uniform District Court Act allowing the Town to start legal action against absentee landlords. This enabled the Town to clean up illegal housing in the community. As a result of his continued commitment to improve his community, Steve was urged to run for public office.

In 2005, residents elected Steve as a Councilman for the Town of Islip. Over the next twelve years, he was a proven leader and problem solver. In addition to serving on the Budget Review Task Force, he continued to strengthen code enforcement. Improving the quality of life for the people in Islip has always been his focus and priority. Especially rewarding has been the many improvements within the Town that were accomplished at no cost to taxpayers. Examples of projects spearheaded by the Councilman during his tenure were the Bay Shore Marina, West Islip Beach/Marina (Madeline Hsu Playground), Brookwood Hall Restoration and Garden, The Grange in Sayville historic building improvements and Disney/Kaboom Playground in Central Islip Community Park. In addition, he was honored with the Central Islip Distinguished Citizen and Vision Long Island Awards, the 2013 Grand Marshal of Brentwood St. Patrick’s Day Parade and honored by several other organizations and community groups.

Moving forward in 2024, I will continue to focus on further improvements in County Parks, Public Safety and our bottom line finances. Current initiatives include adding a Visitor’s Center at Sagtikos Manor in order to increase opportunities for visitors and educational programs to members of the County. Also, we will be updating the recreational facility at Gardiner Manor Park to better serve the many residents.

Serving as Deputy Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, my priority is having the members work as a cohesive group in tandem with the County Executive’s Office in ensuring that we provide the best services to all county residents while closely monitoring the bottom line.

As Chair of the Public Safety Committee, my #1 priority is to ensure that responsible parties have the tools needed to continue to keep Suffolk County as one of the safest places to live in the Country.

Since serving on the Legislature, I have been Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee where I am responsible for ensuring the financial stability of the County. We have made great strides in reducing costs and are continuing to further improve our Bond Rating.

I am honored to serve our community while being able to make significant contributions which will have a positive impact on the quality of life for the residents of the 11th Legislative District. My goal is to listen to my colleagues and constituents in an effort to work together in identifying and finding solutions to streamline spending, control taxes while delivering the critical County services we need.