Philip Soskin ~ District 7 Legislator

  (845) 638-5754  ~

  • Deputy Minority Leader
  • Chair: Multi-Services Committee
  • Committee Member: Budget & Finance, Government Operations, Public Safety, Rules
  • Member, Rockland Green (Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority)

Deputy Majority Leader


  • Born in New York City, grew up in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx
  • Graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the CCNY Baruch School of Business
  • Served in the U.S. Army for 2 years on active duty. Stationed in France for 18 months
  • Moved from New York City to Monsey in 1968. Married to Joan Nowve' in 1959
  • The father of 3 children; Richard, Laura, and Bonnie. Now happily the grandfather of 8


  • Self employed, Licensed New York State Public Accountant
  • Prior to self-employment worked for many C.P.A. firms
  • Taught Accounting at Rockland Community College as an Adjunct Professor


  • Served as President and other positions at B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue of Monsey, N.Y.
  • On the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Service of Rockland County
  • Member of Jewish War Veterans; Fred Hecht Post
  • As a young man, Assistant Scoutmaster and Explorer Advisor to Boy Scouts of America.


  • Democratic Committeeman
  • Monsey Area Chairman of Ramapo Democratic Committee
  • Chairman of Ramapo Democratic Orthodox Caucus
  • Member of Rockland County Workers' Compensation Self Insurance Committee
  • Member of Town of Ramapo Planning Board
  • Chairman of Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development Funds


  • Deputy Majority Leader
  • Chair, Multi-Services Committee
  • Member, Budget & Finance, Government Operations, Public Safety and Rules
  • Member, Rockland Green (Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority)