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Life of Steve Levy


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

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

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

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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