Members of the 2018 Steuben County Legislature

Steuben County Legislators

Back Row: Left to Right
Steven Maio, Michael Hanna, Robert Nichols, Randy Weaver, Thomas Ryan, Scott Van Etten, Robin Lattimer, Kelly Fitzpatrick, John Malter, Aaron Mullen, Frederick Potter, Gary Roush

Front Row; Left to Right
Brian Schu, Gary Swackhamer, Joseph Hauryski, Carol Ferratella, Hilda Lando

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The County Legislature is the governing body of the County, exercising a wide variety of administrative, as well as legislative responsibilities as defined in the State Constitution and Statutes. Prior to 1984, the County was governed by a thirty-four member Board of Supervisors, each representing one of the County's thirty-two towns and two cities. Following approval by the voters in 1983 of a reapportionment plan, the County was divided into thirteen legislative districts. The resulting seventeen-member legislature, reflecting the "one man, one vote" principle, uses a weighted voting system based on County population. The votes represented by each legislator are shown.

The Legislature is divided into six Standing Committees to more efficiently carry out the responsibilities of County government. The Finance Committee has the overall responsibility for preparing the County Budget to present to the Legislature, as well as an ongoing function in reviewing County financial affairs. The Administration Committee is generally involved in the operation of the Legislature itself, as well as the internal affairs of County departments. Each of the other four committees oversees a specific aspect of County government.

Until a change in procedure adopted in 1994, County Legislators were elected for two-year terms, with all legislators coming up for re-election at the same time. In the 1995 election, half of the Legislators were elected to a four-year term, and half for two. Subsequently, all Legislators will be elected to four-year terms, with half the Legislature running for election every two years. Each January following an election the Legislature holds a reorganizational meeting and elects a Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the next two years. The position of Chairman carries with it considerable authority and responsibility. The Chairman appoints the members and Chairman of each standing committee, and is an ex-officio member of each. The Chairman presides over all meetings of the Legislature, and represents the County and the Legislature in various capacities, both ceremonially and as a member of various boards and organizations.

District 1 – City of Hornell
  Gary D. Swackhamer, Rep.
  Randolph J. Weaver, Dem.
District 2 – City of Corning
  Steven Maio, Dem.
  Hilda T. Lando, Dem.
District 3 – Town of Bath
  Robin K. Lattimer, Rep.
  Kelly H. Fitzpatrick, Rep.
District 4 – Cohocton & Wayland
  John V. Malter, Dem.
District 5 – Prattsburgh, Pulteney, Urbana
  Michael Hanna, Rep.
District 6 – Dansville, Hartsville, Hornellsville
  Brian C. Schu, Rep.
District 7 – Avoca, Fremont, Howard, Wheeler
  Aaron I. Mullen, Rep.
District 8 – Bradford, Campbell, Wayne
  Joseph J. Hauryski, Rep.
District 9 – Cameron, Canisteo, Thurston
  Thomas J. Ryan, Rep.
District 10 – Greenwood, Jasper, Rathbone, Troupsburg, West Union, Woodhull
  Frederick G. Potter, Rep.
District 11 – Addison, Lindley, Tuscarora
  Robert V. Nichols, Rep.
District 12 – Town Erwin
  Gary B. Roush, Rep.
District 13 – Caton, Corning, Hornby
  Scott J. Van Etten, Rep.
  Carol A. Ferratella, Rep.
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