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 the past 30 years, he brings 15 years of Town and County Government experience. Since serving the County, his focus has been on strengthening the County’s economic security, improving and protecting the environment and the health of the Great South Bay and supporting law enforcement by providing the necessary tools they need to keep Suffolk County residents safe. His recent accomplishments include the successful passing of Legislature; “Reduce County Spending” Task Force, End Illegal Fees in Suffolk County, March Named Irish American Heritage Month, October Named as Italian Appreciation Month, September Recognized for Prostate Awareness and 9/11 Victims Remembered by illuminating Legislative Building and the RISE Act and the Coalition formed for the Proposal to Update Fire Island’s Sewage System.
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 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. 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 and Kaboom Playground in Central Islip Community Park. Especially rewarding has been the many improvements within the Town that were accomplished at no cost to taxpayers. In addition, he was honored with the Central Islip Distinguished Citizen Award.
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.