Robert Troiano, Jr. (D-Westbury) began his first term in the Nassau County Legislature in January 2010. He proudly represents the second legislative district which includes portions of Hempstead, West Hempstead, Westbury, East Meadow, East Garden City and Uniondale.
Robert is the ranking member of the Minority Affairs Committee and the Villages, Town and Cities Committee in addition to serving on the Government Services and the Health & Services Committees.
Prior to his election to the Legislature, Robert was a Councilman in the Town of North Hempstead for six years. As a member of the Town Council, he used his professional skills and focused on proposals to promote economic development and affordable housing for the residents of New Cassel. A Town sponsored revitalization project in Robert’s district was cited by Hofstra University as a model of suburban redevelopment. In 2010 the Town of North Hempstead will begin construction of a community center that will provide services to children, teens and adults for generations to come. The facility will include television and recording studios as well as social, educational and recreationalactivities.
Before beginning his career in government, Robert served as Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Prudential Securities, one of the largest securities companies in the country.
Robert graduated from Westbury High School and attended Brown University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology. He went on to earn a Masters degree in Business Administration from Stanford University. In addition to majoring in finance, Robert received a minor in government management.
Robert attributes much of his professional success to the education he received in Westbury's schools. In an effort to give back to his community, he served nine years on the Westbury Schools’ Board of Education. During his tenure as President of the Westbury Board of Education, the district was recognized for excellent academic performance by a variety of experts in the field of education. The New York State and U.S. Department of Education selected three schools for School of Excellence awards. As a result of the leadership qualities Robert demonstrated as President, he was selected by the Commissioner of Education to be the Long Island representative on the prestigious Blue Ribbon Panel on Leadership.
Robert is married to his wife of 29 years, Sharon. They have three grown children, Chauncey, Keely and Travis.