In his role as Chief Deputy Comptroller, Steve was also involved in all facets of compliance with Federal, State, and local laws as related to the powers, duties, and functions of the Office as well as contract compliance and employee labor relations. This experience is the reason he was recruited to the Management and Budget Department as Chief Compliance Officer.
Prior to his service with Nassau County government, Steve served as Oyster Bay Town Clerk and a State Assemblyman. As Clerk, Steve instituted best practices to create strong financial controls and segregated financial duties to prevent fraud and abuse in government. To protect taxpayers from corruption, he cross-trained staff, modernized and computerized operations, and moved the department away from cash transactions through the use of credit cards and modern cash registers.
As a State Assemblyman, Steve voted to enact the STAR Property Tax Relief program to help deliver property tax relief to homeowners. He proudly voted against tax hikes including the largest tax hike in New York State history and he consistently voted against the man behind them – former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver who was eventually convicted on corruption charges.
By working in a bi-partisan manner with State Senators and Assembly representatives, Steve Labriola accomplished a variety of reforms, including longer jail sentences for violent felons and a work/school requirement for those on welfare as well as finger imaging to reduce fraud.
Steve Labriola has a Master’s degree in Government and Politics and Public Administration from St. John’s University in Queens. He is married to his wife Cindy for over 30 years. The couple reside in Massapequa Park with their daughters Gina and Lisa.