Chairman John Jay LaValle
- *Trump Delegate from New York’s 1st Congressional District
- *Regional Vice Chairman, New York Republican State Committee
- *Chairman, Suffolk County Republican Committee (pop. 1,501,587)
- *Supervisor, Town of Brookhaven (2000-2005, 480,000 residents)
- *Councilman, Town of Brookhaven (1996-2000)
- *L.I. Regional Representative – Governor George Pataki (1995-1996)
Chairman John Jay LaValle was elected as Suffolk County Republican Committee Chairman in 2009. John is a life-long resident of Brookhaven, where he has served in a variety of appointed and elected positions. With a contagious energy and enthusiasm, coupled with years of noteworthy experience and accomplishment, Chairman LaValle evokes a winning spirit that has manifested itself in wins for the New York State Assembly, various town council positions and Congressman Lee Zeldin’s upset win over Democrat Tim Bishop in the 2014 election season. In total, the Republican Party has recovered over two dozen seats – and counting – under Chairman LaValle’s leadership.
Prior to his election as Chairman, LaValle – at 33 years old – was elected in 2001 as the youngest Supervisor in the Brookhaven Town’s history. Before that, he served five years as a Town Councilman, having first been appointed in 1996, then elected in 1997 by a record-setting plurality. John created an open-door policy at Brookhaven Town Hall and he began holding town meetings in the evenings to better accommodate the schedules of his constituents. He also acquired the Town’s 12,000 sq. ft. office facility and consolidated the town government under one roof, saving millions of dollars of the taxpayers’ hard earned money.
As Supervisor, LaValle proposed and enacted the largest Environmental Bond Act in local government history ($100 million). Amazingly, LaValle also delivered the largest tax cut in NYS government history. In 2003 – 100%, in 2005 – 98.5%.
LaValle is a graduate of the University of Maryland and he holds a law degree from Touro Law School. He has three sons - John (10), Jake (9) and Jackson (5). John resides in Port Jefferson, New York.