Tom Cilmi

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Born: June 5, 1964

Republican Legislator Tom Cilmi currently serves constituents for the Tenth Legislative District of New York, and was first inaugurated in January 2010. The 10th District in Suffolk County encompasses Islip, East Islip, Hauppauge, Islip Terrace, Great River, Bohemia, Ronkonkoma, Bay Shore and Islandia.

Legislator Cilmi is an unabashed supporter of small business.[citation needed] Married in 1987, Tom and Anna Cilmi have two children in college. Tom is a graduate of West Babylon Public Schools (1982) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the New York Institute of Technology (1986).[citation needed]


Cilmi has been an outspoken critic of underage drinking and sponsored legislation to prohibit the sale of so-called binge drinking games to minors.{{[1]/}} Currently, he is trying to pass something called the "Taxpayer Awareness Act", in an effort to require transparency in the Governments budget process.[2]

Legislator Tom Cilmi attended a press conference with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Legislators Hahn and Anker and members of the business community to announce a new on-line permitting system aimed at speeding up Health Department and Public Works permit applications.[citation needed] The system is called Suffolk County Submission and Status Terminal.

He has led the fight against the NY State mandate of out-of-county tuition, particularly for F.I.T.[3] and has published articles on government efficiency,[4][5] New York's Empire Zones[6] program and Brownfields.[7]

Cilmi is recognized[by whom?] as one of the most conservative members of the Suffolk County Legislature.[citation needed][8]


He was first elected with 60% of the vote to the Suffolk County Legislature on November 3, 2009.[citation needed]

He was reelected in November 2011 with nearly 75% of the vote,[9] having been endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and Independence Parties.

Previous employment[edit]

Owner: CTL Printing & Media, Islip, New York Suffolk County Legislature - Aide to Leg. Tom Finlay (approx. 1995 - 1997) DVC Industries, Bay Shore, New York Business Manager - Digital Publishing Division Education: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (NY Institute of Technology) Homeowner: Islip & Bay Shore for 20 years Parish: St. Mary's Church, East Islip

Community Service[edit]

With interests in business and public policy and a love for children, Tom is a member of the Islip and East Islip - School to Business Partnerships and represents the Islip Chamber as a member of the Islip Anti-Bias Task Force. He is a member of Action Long Island, an advocacy group of business leaders that addresses a variety of key issues and challenges facing Long Island; and he regularly attends meetings of the Long Island Economic and Social Policy Institute at Dowling College.[citation needed]

All Community Service: President, Islip COC, 2001 & 2002; 2007 & 2008 Board of Directors, East Islip Soccer Club 2001 - 2009 President, EISC, 2005 - 2008 Board of Directors, St. Mary's CYO Basketball, 2005–present Member, Islip School to Business Partnership Member, East Islip School to Business Partnership Recognized by the Islip Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Islip and the East Islip Soccer Club as a leader in community service.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ The video: Cilmi's Taxpayer Awareness Act.
  3. ^ "Fighting F.I.T. fee | Long Island Business News". 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Cilmi: How to build a more business-friendly state | Long Island Business News". 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  5. ^ "Cilmi: Bellone needs to study the strings | Long Island Business News". 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  6. ^ "Cilmi: Empire Zones’ end could be New York’s undoing | Long Island Business News". 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  7. ^ "Cilmi: It’s the process that’s contaminated | Long Island Business News". 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  8. ^ A summary of sponsored bills can be found at his government website.
  9. ^ "Long Island election results". Retrieved 2013-08-16. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Cameron Alden
County Legislator, 10th District of Suffolk County, NY