Sam Oliverio, Jr.

Putnam County Legislator

District 2


Sam is a lifelong resident of Putnam Valley who served five years on the Putnam Valley Town Board prior to being elected to the Putnam County Legislature in 1996. He has, too often, been the sole Democratic voice in our County government.

Sam has been a strong proponent of fiscal conservatism and quality of life issues. He has served on all committees and has chaired the  Health, Educational, Social and Environmental Committee for 14 years.

An Assistant Principal at the Putnam Valley High School, Oliverio has strong ties to the community.

Highlights of County Experience:

Have overseen all Health, Educational, Social and Environmental concerns including the Watershed Agreement and open space initiatives as the Chair of the Health, Educational, Social and Environmental Committee for 14 years

Supported and helped secure a County wide Advanced Life Support service providing round the clock ambulance fly car coverage in our County. Protected the ALS services in Putnam Valley and our County when these services were going to be discontinued by the Legislature.

Supported and helped secure a fully functional intergenerational Senior Center in Putnam Valley.  It was through my efforts that funding for this project was not disrupted or cut off by prior PV administrations.  The “Center” is a great success.

Supported and helped secure funding for a Sheriff's substation in Putnam Valley, Sheriff's lake patrol in Putnam Valley and the Specta program for our youth.  Have supported the Resource School Officers in all of our County Middle and High Schools.

Supported and helped complete the E-911 CAD system .

Supported and helped oversee the completion of the new County Courthouse after 19 years of delays and obstructions.

Helped oversee and fund the work on the Ninham Communications Tower, road construction projects, senior housing, Veteran's home, Kohler/Mahopac Senior Center and many other capitol projects.

Personally procured funding for the Peers Influence Peers Program and the Putnam Valley After-school Program.

Secured a $100,000 grant from NY State Legislature for Putnam Valley Town Park. 

Voted against and then refused the 34% pay increase the Legislature voted for itself 10 years ago.  Returned my portion back to the taxpayers.

Assisted in creating a new personnel evaluation standard for County employees as well as a new salary increase procedure for administrative staff.

Proposed, and the Legislature secured, a contractual agreement to film and run all Full Monthly Legislative meetings.   The County has taken over this operation as a cost saver and our meetings are broadcast throughout the county including in Putnam Valley.

Have strongly supported and been instrumental in securing much needed assistance and support in the areas of highway and road maintenance, salt shed construction, reconstruction of our business areas, senior citizens activities and buildings and many other shared services endeavors.

Assisted in establishing a fair and equitable health insurance contribution system for our County retirees and workers.  I helped negotiate 3 major contracts with our County employees. I oversaw the establishment of a fair compensation formula for all of our County Supervisors, Directors and Managers.   

Have served diligently and productively on all committees of the Legislature.