Stephen B. Kaufman has devoted his life to serving the people, institutions, and businesses of the Bronx as a practicing attorney, elected official, and concerned citizen.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Stephen B. Kaufman is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School. He attended Hunter College and received his law degree from Washington College of Law at the American University.
Stephen B. Kaufman began his legal career in the Bronx as an assistant district attorney and then law secretary to a Bronx Civil Court Judge. He was elected to the New York City Council in 1974 from the Throggs Neck and Co-Op City neighborhoods, and served proudly for 14 years. In 1988 he was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1988, where he served for 18 years and held many leadership roles including Assistant Majority Whip, Chair of the Administrative Regulations Review Commission and Chair of the Election Law Committee. Stephen B. Kaufman is wholly involved in the life of the Bronx. He is currently the president of the Throggs Neck Merchants Association, and is involved in countless projects to help the people of the Bronx. In the past, he has served as the Co-Chair of the Pelham Bay Landfill Task Force as well as the chair of the Bronx Israel Bond Drive and the Bronx United Jewish Appeal.
Stephen B. Kaufman has dedicated his life to fighting for the people of the Bronx. He continues to reside in the Bronx today, and is tireless in his campaign to uplift and help the people of his borough.