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Presiding Officer - Legislator DuWayne Gregory
DuWayne Gregory is currently serving his fourth year as Presiding Officer and his fourth term in the Suffolk County Legislature, after winning office in a special election to the County Legislature’s 15th district, which includes the diverse communities of Wheatley Heights, Wyandanch, North Amityville, Amityville Village, Copiague, parts of North Lindenhurst, West Babylon, North Babylon, and the portion of Farmingdale which lies in Suffolk County. The Presiding Officer is responsible for leading the Legislature, coordinating joint efforts among the legislators, and running the general meetings.
Deputy Presiding Officer - Legislator Robert Calarco
Rob Calarco was elected in 2011 to represent the residents of the Legislature’s 7th District, which includes Patchogue, East Patchogue, North Patchogue, Medford and Gordon Heights, and smaller portions of Blue Point, North Bellport, Middle Island, Coram and Fire Island. In 2016, he was elected in a bi-partisan vote to become the Deputy Presiding Officer after having served as his caucus’s majority leader. The Deputy Presiding Officer assists the Presiding Officer on legislative initiatives and helps run the general meetings.
Majority Leader - Legislator Kara Hahn
Since 2011, Kara Hahn has been the voice of residents of the Legislature’s 5th District, located in the north central section of Suffolk County encompassing the northwest section of the Town of Brookhaven. In 2016, she was selected by her caucus to be the Majority Leader of the Suffolk County Legislature. In that role, she leads and coordinates meetings of the Democrat caucus and keeps members of the party advised about legislative proposals and upcoming votes.
Minority Leader - Legislator Tom Cilmi
Tom Cilmi was elected in November 2009 to represent and serve the residents of the 10th Legislative District, which includes portions of Islip and Brookhaven. Now serving his 5th term, Cilmi was selected by fellow Republicans at the beginning of 2018 to lead the seven member GOP caucus. Cilmi has been a proponent of changes to the County’s budget process, has argued against a variety of fees, has been a strong advocate for Legislative independence, and has been an outspoken leader in the fight against substance abuse. As Minority Leader, Cilmi works to develop consensus among members on critical issues impacting the residents of Suffolk County.