Steve Stern is proud to have been re-elected to serve his first full term as the New York State Assemblyman representing the 10th Assembly District. Elected to the Assembly in a special election in April 2018, Steve hit the ground running by passing an impressive 6 bills in his first 6 weeks, including laws to protect our precious groundwater, services for veterans and measures to protect children’s health. Steve also secured unprecedented funding for local schools and for law enforcement in the fights against the deadly opioid epidemic and MS-13.
Steve believes that reducing gun violence is one of the great moral issues of our time, and necessary to protect public safety. He is the proud co-sponsor of New York’s “Red Flag Law” which keeps guns out of the hands of those who should not have them and allows immediate intervention when individuals pose a risk to public safety.
With our Long Island environment facing unprecedented threats, Steve is working to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and our environment from the dangers of a rapidly changing climate. In his first legislative session, Steve co-sponsored and passed initiatives which reduce greenhouse gas emissions and incentivize renewable and sustainable energy; prohibit offshore drilling in our Long Island coastal waters; ban products containing 1,4 dioxane that contaminate our sole-source aquifer; and secure vital funding for clean water infrastructure to protect our water quality.
Steve Stern previously served six terms as Suffolk County Legislator representing the 16th District. In addition to representing our community with distinction and a commitment to providing outstanding constituent services, Steve has also authored several legislative initiatives that have been the first in New York State and even in the nation.
As a husband, father, and caregiver, Steve understands well the challenges our families face every day. Growing up on Long Island, Steve’s dad worked two jobs to provide for his family, and his mom was one of the first women in his community to own a small business. Both instilled in Steve the ethic of hard work, responsibility and commitment to community. Steve lives in Dix Hills with his wife, Meredith, and their two children.
Steve has led initiatives to protect youth services, strengthen opportunity, and ensure that Long Island remains a great place to live, work and raise our families. He works hard to ensure all of our young people have the opportunity to succeed and reach their fullest potential.