Steve Otis joins the State Assembly following years of experience working on local, county, state and federal issues over the past three decades. At the local level, Otis served as Mayor of the City of Rye for 12 years from 1998 to 2009. He is the longest-serving Mayor in the city’s history. He is also a former President of the Westchester Municipal Officials Association, on whose executive committee he served from 2002 to 2012. In state government, Assemblyman Otis served as long-time Counsel and Chief of Staff to Senator Suzi Oppenheimer until his election to the Assembly. He worked closely with the Senator on issues facing Westchester since joining her staff in 1985. Before joining Senator Oppenheimer, Otis began his service in state government as Senate Fellow and Legislative Director to State Senator Jeremy S. Weinstein from 1980 to1985. Otis is also a past Chair of the City of Rye Conservation Commission and has served on the Board of Directors of the NYS Association of Conservation Commissions for 19 years. He has also served on the Westchester County Flood Action Task Force, as Vice Chair of the Long Island Sound Watershed Intermunicipal Council, Vice Chair of the Westchester County Environmental Management Council, and Co-Chair of the City of Rye’s Project Impact FEMA program. He has served on the Stewardship Committee of AudubonNY since 2009. Through these activities he has worked on numerous issues affecting local government, education, traffic and pedestrian safety, emergency management, recreation, senior citizens, environmental protection, infrastructure repairs, historic preservation, property tax relief and matters of concern to women and families. The Assemblyman is a graduate of Hobart & William Smith Colleges and holds a master’s degree in public administration from NYU and a law degree from Hofstra University School of Law. He and his wife Martha, who is a Senior Vice President at Hachette Book Group, reside in the City of Rye. Assemblyman Otis represents the 91st Assembly District in Westchester County, which includes the communities along the Long Island Sound of Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye.