Steven MatteoDistrict 50 Council Member
Council Member Steven Matteo joined the staff of his predecessor Councilman Oddo in 2004 after answering a “Want Ad” in the Staten Island Advance. He served as Councilman Oddo’s Chief-of-Staff from 2006 until taking office this year. Steve will be putting all his experience to work as the new Member of the City Council for the Mid-Island-based 50th District. After a 62% win as a first-time candidate and nearly ten years in public service, Steven is ready to hit the ground running on day one.
Steven’s desk was commonly referred to as the “crossroads” of the Council office because he was in charge of day-to-day operations and every issue crossed his desk at some point. Ultimately, Steven was involved with all aspects of Councilman Oddo’s office. During his tenure there he successfully fought to widen the intersection of Rockland and Brielle Avenues, saved Whitney Woods from development, and helped stop the Bloomberg administration from breaking the seal on the closed Fresh Kills Landfill.
These are just a few examples of Councilman Matteo’s commitment to improving the lives of those in the 50th Council District.
Besides being responsible for so many major projects which benefit Staten Islanders, Steve has also played an integral role in enacting a legislative agenda and ensuring that the 50th District received its fair share of funding in the city budget. Steve literally assisted thousands of individuals by working tirelessly to craft the solutions that they need. His time as Chief of Staff where he immersed himself in Staten Island’s issues and saw firsthand challenges of City government, undoubtedly will help him better serve his constituents.
A recipient of the 2011 Twenty Under Forty Leadership Award, Councilman Matteo was also a member of the SI Growth Management Task Force’s subcommittee and played a key role in the City Council’s Task Force on Operations and Improvement of the Department of Buildings.
The Councilman holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. Francis College and a Juris Doctorate from Touro Law School. He is a native Staten Islander who currently resides in Westerleigh with his wife Anne and their three children.