Steven will continue to be a voice for equality on the Fort Lauderdale Commission
Steven Glassman was sworn in to his first term as Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner of District 2 on March 20, 2018. During that campaign, he was endorsed by the Victory Fund, Equality Florida, the Florida LGBTQ Democratic Caucus, and the local Dolphin Democrats, the oldest Democratic political organization in Florida.
Steve was born in New York City in 1953 and grew up on Long Island. After receiving a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree, he settled in Buffalo, New York where he was an educator for eighteen years. Steve and his husband of forty-six years, Rande, moved to South Florida in 1994 where Steve has been rooted in the community through both his professional and personal life. For eleven years, Steve was an administrator for the Broward County Cultural Division where he worked closely with elected officials and business leaders to further the quality of life in all of Broward’s major cities through the arts and culture. He is, as well, a passionate advocate for historic preservation and has served on numerous City and County Boards.
Steve’s first run for City Commission was a victory of people over politics. It was an honest, straightforward campaign about fixing infrastructure, real solutions for traffic, and smart growth that proactively plans for the future. Most recently, Steve worked for many months with Equality Florida and the Fort Lauderdale City Attorney to craft one of the most comprehensive anti-discrimination/human rights ordinances in Florida and the nation. It was passed unanimously by the City Commission in September, 2019.