More About Elijah

Elijah grew up in Nyack and graduated from Nyack High School in 2002. He currently works as the Legislative Director for State Senator James Skoufis, who represents northern Rockland County and parts of Orange and Ulster Counties. He formerly worked as a senior research planner at Pattern for Progress, a Newburgh-based non-profit focused on regional planning and local government issues throughout the Hudson Valley. From 2014-2016 he worked as Executive Assistant to former Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart, and managed Andy’s successful re-election campaigns in 2013 and 2015. From 2009-2013 he worked in the Rockland County offices of Congressman Eliot Engel and Congresswoman Nita Lowey. In 2011 he was a Democratic nominee for Orangetown Town Council. A former elementary school teacher, he holds a bachelors in history and government from Cornell University and a masters in city and regional planning from Rutgers.


He was appointed to the Nyack Village Board in April, 2017 to fill a vacancy created when Trustee Doug Foster resigned from the Board. On November 7, 2017 he was elected to a two year term on the Village Board. His current term expires on December 31, 2019.

Prior to joining the Village Board he served on the Nyack Planning Board from 2015-2017. He is a silver life member of the Nyack NAACP, a member of the Historical Society of the Nyacks, and a founding member of the Nyack Tree Committee.

In his free time he enjoys hiking and taking pictures at Hook Mountain, Clausland Mountain, Rockland Lake, Piermont Pier, and the many other beautiful parks in our area.

His parents Seth and Susie also live in Nyack. He has one brother, Aaron, an immigration attorney in Washington, DC.

Elijah, with his parents and younger brother at the Women’s March in January, 2017