Scott Strauss, Nassau County Legislature District 9 Republican, Conservative

Scott Strauss, Nassau County Legislature District 9 Republican, Conservative

Scott Strauss is vice president of corporate security for Northwell Health, New York’s largest private employer and healthcare provider with 21 hospitals and more than 850 care centers servicing an area of over 11 million people.

His responsibilities include the supervision of all investigations and the coordination of local, state and federal law enforcement entities with the health system. He is also charged with developing, organizing, planning, coordinating and enforcing all security policies and programs, as well as mitigating all major incidents within the health system.

Strauss is a retired detective from the Emergency Service Unit of the New York City Police Department. He has received numerous awards for his bravery and service, including the N.Y.P.D.’s Medal for Valor.

On September 11, 2001, Scott was part of a team that risked their lives to rescue two N.Y./N.J. Port Authority Police Officers trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center.

The story of these officers and their rescue was made into a movie directed by Oliver Stone, entitled “World Trade Center.” Strauss received the N.Y.P.D.’s highest award, the Medal of Honor for his actions that day.

Strauss served four terms as mayor of the Village of Mineola before stepping down in 2022. He previously served as a village trustee.

Strauss is a 42-year member of the Mineola Volunteer Fire Department where he was a line officer as well as the department’s chief. He is a two-time recipient of his fire company’s coveted “Firefighter of the Year” award as well as the Town of Hempstead and the Mineola Fire Departments’ “Firefighter of the Year.”

He is a member of many community-based organizations and a Life Member of Mineola’s Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He is also an Eagle Scout from Troop 45 in Mineola where he grew up.

Strauss is a member of many professional organizations, including the N.Y.P.D.’s Honor Legion, New York State Shields Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Firefighters Association of the State of New York, American Society for Industrial Security, the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety and the N.Y.P.D. Shield program.


Top 3 issues:

· Preserve our suburban way of life

· Target quality of life crimes/issues

· Hold the line on taxes

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