Dan Losquadro '03
Superintendent of Highways, Brookhaven Town
Dan Losquadro was elected as Brookhaven Town Superintendent of Highways on March 5, 2013 and was sworn into office on March 12, 2013. Within six months Dan implemented several initiatives to reform and bring accountability and transparency to the Highway Department. The administrative staff he assembled is experienced and ready to lead the town through any adverse weather conditions. Dan also brought the Highway Department into compliance with the New York State labor law on prevailing wage, while simultaneously ending its past practice of no bid contracts. It was past practice for the Department to rent equipment or hire contractors on a daily basis. By going out to bid on drainage, concrete and tree work Dan has increased transparency and accountability while also taking an important step in lowering the costs of this type of work to the benefit of all town taxpayers.
A proven reformer, Dan Losquadro first won election to represent Suffolk County’s 6th Legislative District in November 2003. During his seven years as a County Legislator, he served as chairman of the Environment, Planning and Agriculture Committee as well as the Veterans & Seniors Committee.
In 2006, Losquadro was elected by his peers as the legislature’s Republican Conference Leader, a position he held for the remainder of his time in the legislature. In this leadership position he developed comprehensive strategies for handling county-wide problems while never losing sight of his primary responsibility to the constituents of the 6th Legislative District. In this capacity Dan served on every major budget working group, holding the line on country general fund taxes every year he was in office.
In 2010 Dan took his record of leadership and results to Albany. In November of that year Dan won election as the representative for the 1st Assembly District. In just over two years, he helped pass historic measures that have saved tax payers billions of dollars and allowed small businesses to create more jobs. Assemblyman Losquadro has capped property tax growth for home owners, repealed the MTA payroll tax on small businesses, and increased state aid to our local schools to improve education and keep taxes down. He also played a key role in bringing the middle-class tax rate to its lowest level in 58 years and restoring fiscal responsibility to our state by passing consecutive on-time budgets and closing a $13.5 billion deficit without raising taxes.
For nearly a decade before taking office, Dan Losquadro developed relationships with community members through his work as a senior property claims estimator for State Farm Insurance. He has served on the front line against insurance fraud and takes pride in knowing that his work helped keep insurance costs down for his constituents. During his tenure at State Farm, Losquadro’s expertise was instrumental in the arrest and conviction of several individuals who had engaged in illegal activities.
Dan is a lifelong Suffolk County resident who was raised in Wading River and attended Shoreham-Wading River schools. He is a 2003 graduate of Stony Brook University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History. Dan purchased a home in Shoreham where he now resides with his wife Lynn and son, Joseph. Dan’s wife is a middle school math teacher in their local school district.