Stephanie Bontempi was elected to the Suffolk County Legislature, District 18, in November of 2021. Since assuming office, she has served on the Public Safety, Ways & Means, Economic Development, Planning & Housing, Veterans & Consumer Affairs, Education (co-chair), and Health (co-chair) committees. Some noteworthy accomplishments include term-limit legislation and preservation of open space.
An immigrant from Sweden and a Naturalized Citizen, she has been a Huntington resident for over 30 years. Prior to taking office, Stephanie taught elementary education at Cold Spring Harbor CSD, East Woods School, and the Green Vale School in Old Brookville, where she sat on the Admissions and Diversity Equity and Inclusion committees.
Through the years, Stephanie has been active in many local community and charitable organizations, including, The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and the Townwide Fund of Huntington. She was the Chairperson of the Town of Huntington Beautification Advisory Council up until her election to the Suffolk County Legislature.
Stephanie holds a B.S.B.A. in Economics/Finance from the University of Hartford, Connecticut, an M.S. in Elementary Education from C.W. Post, Long Island University, and an M.S. in Educational Technology from L.I.U. Post, Long Island University. She is fluent in Swedish and French and maintains dual citizenships (American & Swedish). The proud mother of three children, Stephanie resides in Centerport with her husband and their youngest daughter, Sofia, who is a Freshman at Stony Brook University. Her son, John, practices criminal law in North Carolina, and her oldest daughter, Emily, is a corporate attorney in Chicago.