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County Legislature

The County of Sullivan has, over the years, passed through a process of legislative change common to many American communities. While only a few simple laws were necessary at the time of the establishment of the county, subsequent growth of the community, together with the complexity of modern life, has created the need for new and more detailed legislation for the proper function and government of the county.

Each legislator represents one of nine legislative districts representing approximately 8,400 people. Since most legislators are also employed in the private sector of our community or own small businesses, many have two full-time jobs. However, as a citizen-representative each legislator brings a unique perspective and special expertise from his or her own profession and geographic area.

The growth and success of our county lies in the hands of your elected representatives. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about county government or any level of government please feel free to contact us at any time.


County Legislators (2016-2019)


District 1
Scott B. Samuelson (D) | Phone: 845-807-0443 | email


District 2
Nadia Rajsz (D) - Vice Chairman | Phone: 845-807-0442 | email


District 3
Mark McCarthy (D) | Phone: 845-807-0441 | email


District 4
Catherine Owens (R) | Phone: 845- 807-0445 | email


District 5
Terri Ward (R) | Phone: 845-807-0438 | email


District 6
Luis Alvarez (R) - Chairman | Phone: 845-807-0177 | email           


District 7
Joseph Perrello (R) | Phone: 845-807-0439 | email


District 8
Ira M. Steingart (D) - Minority Leader  | Phone: 845-807-0440 | email


District 9
Alan Sorensen (R) - Majority Leader | Phone: 845-807-0444 | email