Laurie Santulli of Congers is serving her first term on the Rockland County Legislature, representing the residents of District 11.
Legislator Santulli has deep roots in Rockland County. One set of great-grandparents, Stephen and Helen Kolka, operated a dairy farm located on Strawtown Road in New City. Another set of great-grandparents, Eleanor and Andrew Scarpulla, settled in Pearl River.
Laurie grew up in New City. She attended Laurel Plains Elementary, Clarkstown Junior High and Clarkstown South High Schools.
Laurie graduated from Rockland Community College in 1993 and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the Ramapo College of New Jersey in 1996. She earned a master's in Education, specializing in Special Education, from Long Island University in 2000. She also earned an Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership from LIU in 2003. She holds an Advanced Certificate in Educational Technology from the College of St. Rose.
Legislator Santulli worked for the New York City Board of Education as a 7-12th Grade Social Studies Teacher at P.S. 89. She is currently employed by the East Ramapo Central School District as a 7-12th Grade Social Studies Teacher at Spring Valley High School. She previously taught at Pomona Middle School.
Laurie and her husband Dominic married in 2000 at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Nanuet. They live in Congers with their sons Tommy and JD.
Laurie serves as recording secretary for the Congers Civic Association.
Legislator Santulli has served as a volunteer firefighter since 1995, starting with the New City Fire Department, where she became the first female member, and then joining the Congers Fire Department, where she is a member of the scholarship committee and also served as recording secretary.