Rob Trotta is a life-long resident of the 13th Legislative District. He grew up in Commack with his two brothers and graduated from Commack High School in 1979. He lives in Fort Salonga with his wife, two children and dog.
He graduated from C.W. Post with a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and received a master’s in Labor Management Relations from Stony Brook University. For 25 years he worked as a police officer for the Suffolk County Police Department, retiring in 2013 with the rank of Detective. For over 10 years he was assigned to the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, where he worked on complex cases ranging from money laundering to confiscating large quantities of cocaine from our streets. His hard work and passion for the job were recognized on several occasions by his superiors, including “Cop of the Year” in 1993 and “Detective of the Year” in 2001.
Over the years, Rob has been active with several local organizations, including Kings Park Soccer Club, Kings Park Neighbors Association, the Nissequogue River State Park Foundation and the Kings Park Civic Association. In 2005, Rob helped lead an effort to prevent the development of up to 1,500 units of housing on the former Kings Park State Hospital property. He advocated for and eventually won state support for the transfer of the 365 acre property to New York State Parks in 2006. As a board member with the Nissequogue River State Park Foundation, he helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for beautification and restoration projects, and persuade the state to begin the first phase of the park’s cleanup in 2012-2013.To this day, he continues to volunteer with the Nissequogue River State Park Foundation.
Rob recognizes that our quality of life, which includes safe neighborhoods, great schools, and terrific parks, is the primary reason why many of us have chosen to live here. Our residents expect our elected representatives to protect and improve these assets for future generations. In early 2013, Rob decided to run for the office of Suffolk County Legislator. His campaign was largely based on becoming a full time legislator with the goal of making county government more efficient.
Legislator Trotta was proudly sworn in as the Suffolk County Legislator for the 13th Legislative District on January 2, 2014. In 2015, Rob was re-elected for another two-year term with more than 70% of the vote. Legislator Trotta has vowed to put you, the taxpayer, first and to work to improve the economy of Suffolk County.