Steven Glassman

Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner, District 2

Steven will continue to be an important voice for equality on the Fort Lauderdale City Commission!


Steven Glassman was sworn in to his first term as Commissioner of District 2 on March 20, 2018, and re- elected to his second term on November 3, 2020. Steve was born in New York City in 1953 and grew up on Long Island.

After receiving a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, he settled in Buffalo, New York where he was an educator for eighteen years. Steve and his husband of fifty-one years, Rande, moved to Florida in 1994 and they have lived in District 2 for the past 24 years; Steve is 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. This work included serving on Advisory Boards in Hollywood, Miramar, and Pembroke Pines.

Closer to home, Steve has served on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board (three years) and the Planning and Zoning Board (six years) where he grew to understand the importance of building consensus and working as a team to get things done. Over his many years in various civic leadership positions, including President and founder of the Broward Trust for Historic Preservation, Steve has come to understand how vital Neighborhood Associations are in our City’s civic and economic development. This understanding was driven home time and time again in Steve’s seven-year tenure as the President of the Central Beach Alliance where he worked in close partnership with many of the City’s most prominent neighborhood and business leaders. Steve has also served as President of several beach condominium associations including his current 12-year tenure at the Sapphire Condominium.

Steve’s two campaigns for City Commission were victories of people over politics. They were honest, straightforward campaigns about fixing infrastructure, real solutions for traffic, and smart growth that proactively plans for the future. Steve works diligently on these issues and more to ensure that everyone’s quality of life is sustainable and that the integrity of each and every neighborhood is protected. In addition, Steve’s District includes the highest concentration of LGBTQ+ residents, and as an out gay elected official, he consistently advocates for and recognizes the value of our community from the Commission dais. Fort Lauderdale is a tremendous place to call home; Steve loves this City and feels it is an honor to serve.