Suffolk County Legislator Thomas Cilmi graduated from West Babylon High School in 1982. In 1984, while working at the TSS Seedman’s Department Store, he me his wife Anna. Tom and Anna were married in 1987, own a home in Bay Shore and have two grown children, Stefanie and Thomas Michael. After receiving a BS in Business Administration from the New York Institute of Technology, in 1986, Tom worked in the music business, then in digital publishing and eventually owned and operated a small commercial printing company for 15 years. Tom served as President of the Islip Chamber of Commerce, the East Islip Soccer Club and the South Shore Republican Club. He coached youth soccer and basketball and also served on the Board of Directors of St. Mary’s CYO.
Elected to the Legislature in 2009, Mr. Cilmi sold his printing business shortly thereafter. He is serving this fourth term as Legislator for the 10th District in Suffolk County which encompasses parts of Islip, East Islip, Great River, Islip Terrace, Bohemia, Brentwood, Islandia, Central Islip, Bay Shore, Ronkonkoma and Hauppauge. He presently sits on the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee; Ways and Means; Health; Seniors and Consumer Protection Committees. Legislator Cilmi sits on the Board of the Suffolk County Land Bank, a not-for-profit corporation formed by the County to address contaminated, tax delinquent “brownfield” properties and zombie homes. He also chaired a Task Force on Substance Abuse and calls teen alcohol and substance abuse his top social priority. Mr. Cilmi has been a staunch advocate for efficiency measures in government, has been outspoken against excessive spending and borrowing, and has sponsored a variety of proposals to increase budget and regulatory transparency.