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Roger C. Bogsted
Commissioner
Roger C. Bogsted, the dynamic Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, brings an exemplary record of accomplishment to the consumers and businesses of Nassau County. Appointed in February 2001 under former County Executive Thomas S. Gulotta, Commissioner Bogsted has transformed the Office of Consumer Affairs into a nationally renown agency recognized as the “go to” experts on consumer matters.

Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) sting operations have been featured on NBC Dateline, ABC Primetime, Good Morning America and many other nationally acclaimed investigative programs. Commissioner Bogsted has been in the forefront of defending consumers against a wide range of deceptive trade practices. From the sale of underkarated gold jewelry and outdated pharmaceutical items to scams involving home heating oil and disreputable auto dealers, OCA has been there for Nassau County consumers.

Roger C. Bogsted attended Montclair State University on an athletic scholarship (Wrestling) and graduated with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Sociology and Political Science. Roger completed the George Washington University Master of Forensic Science program while working full-time on Capitol Hill with the Long Island Congressional Caucus under Congressman Norman F. Lent. Roger joined County Executive Tom Gulotta in 1987 serving as Executive Special Assistant in 1991. As Special Assistant, Roger served as the Executive Director of the Traffic Safety Board and Coordinator of the County’s STOP-DWI program.

Commissioner Roger C. Bogsted is also the Chairman of the Nassau County Conservative Party and resides in Levittown with his wife Terry Bogsted and their daughters Leah and Allison.