Life of Steve Levy

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Born Aug. 25 in Glendale, Queens


Graduates Stony Brook University


Graduates St. John's Law School

November 1985

Elected to Suffolk County Legislature at age 26 as a Democrat representing Sayville, Ronkonkoma and Holbrook

Dec. 2, 1994

Marries Colleen West Levy

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November 2000

Elected to the State Assembly from the 5th District in south-central Suffolk

September 2003

Upsets favored William Cunningham in a Democratic primary for Suffolk County executive

November 2003


Beats Republican Ed Romaine for Suffolk County executive, ending 12 years of Republican rule. Three-term incumbent Republican Robert Gaffney did not seek re-election.

Jan. 1, 2004

Sworn in as county executive, promises to streamline government, slash patronage and curb spending

November 2007

Cross-endorsed by Republicans, Levy romps to victory with 96 percent of the vote

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Nov. 18, 2008

Apologizes to the family of Marcelo Lucero for saying the stabbing death of the Ecuadorean immigrant in Patchogue was "a one-day story"

April 2010

Changes registration to Republican to run for governor

July 30, 2010

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Levy, denied the Republican Party's nomination, formally gives up bid for governor


Former Suffolk County Legis. George Guldi is sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison for insurance fraud and grand larceny. Guldi had said in an affidavit that Levy used his influence to provide protection for the criminal acts of a key witness in the case. Levy, who was not called as a witness, denied the allegation.


Announces he will not seek a third term.

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