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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Michael Lavorata Joins Suffolk County Legislature as Liaison to Local Towns and Villages


Michael Lavorata Joins Suffolk County Legislature as Liaison to Local Towns and Villages

HAUPPAUGE, NY—Suffolk County Presiding Officer Kevin McCaffrey (R-14th LD) today announced the Suffolk County Legislature has hired Michael Lavorata as Liaison to Local Governments. He will serve in a part-time capacity.

“Michael’s experience in village and town government is going to be a great asset to the Legislature as we continue to help our towns and villages grow their economies, create jobs and opportunities and build bridges between the county and other municipalities,” said McCaffrey. “Government is at its best when politics are put aside and the taxpayers are put first.”

Lavorata is the Mayor of the Village of Lindenhurst. Since being in office he has continued to help the village grow its downtown and be a leader in transit-oriented development projects. 

Michael Lavorata was born in the Bronx on April 16, 1958.  At the age of 12, his family moved to Deer Park, Long Island and has been a resident of Lindenhurst for 38 years. He worked as an electrical engineer for more than 39 years and recently retired from Underwriters Laboratories in Melville in October 2022 after 24 years of service there.  

Lavorata was elected Lindenhurst Village Trustee in March 2004. He was re-elected again in 2008, 2012, and 2016 and served as Village of Lindenhurst Deputy Mayor from 2014, until his appointment as Mayor in 2017. In March 2018, he was elected Mayor for a two-year term and then elected to a four-year term in 2020.

Prior to his election, Mr. Lavorata served for 10 years on the Lindenhurst Zoning Board of Appeals and for one year on the Lindenhurst Planning Board. He’s a member of the Lindenhurst Historical Society, the Mayor’s Beautification Society and the Lindenhurst Kiwanis Club.

Mayor Lavorata has served on the World War II Memorial Committee and is the founder of the Greater Daniel Street Civic Association, even serving as its first president. He is also a member of the Le Donne Italia Lodge 2330 Chapter of the Sons of Italy.

Mayor Lavorata is a member of the Knights of Columbus OLPH Council 794. He was also the inaugural 2011 winner of the Knights of Columbus Italian-American of the Year Award.  He also served on the Daniel Street PTA and was Chairman of the Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) Program for three years. Plus, he was a recipient of the Daniel Street PTA’s Wendy DeFrancisco Memorial Award in 2003.

“I am honored that the Suffolk Legislature has entrusted me with this important assignment,” said Lavorata. “Government partnerships have never been more important than they are today, and I am focused on bringing everyone together for the benefit of every resident in this great county.”