Steve announced his intention to run for Lancaster Township Supervisor in February, but has been preparing for this campaign for two years. A frequent attendee at board of supervisors workshops and meetings, Steve knows that public safety and infrastructure improvements are residents’ top concerns. Steve plans to focus his campaign on the issues that matter most to the people of Lancaster Township and is focused on finding practical, common sense solutions to today’s issues to ensure a better future for generations to come. Steve looks forward to knocking on doors, attending town halls and talking to residents to discuss their concerns.
Steve’s interest in municipal government was sparked four years ago when he ran a coordinated campaign for Manheim Township commissioner with Sam Mecum and Brenda Kauffman. That coordinated campaign resulted in the election of Mecum, as Manheim Township’s first ever Democratic commissioner. However, Steve is mindful that municipal government isn’t about being an R or a D. On this subject, Steve has said, “the decisions made by supervisors and commissioners, the decisions that affect our daily lives right here in our backyards and our neighborhoods, shouldn’t be politically driven. What is needed is commonsense, pragmatic and forward-thinking decision making that will ensure the prosperity of our community well into the future.”
Steve earned his degree in Turf Grass Management from the UMASS Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Steve has worked in agronomy for over 20 years and has been employed with the Lancaster Country Club since 2007. Steve is happiest when he is running a piece of equipment or working on a major golf course project. Steve is proud to have been part of the grounds crew during the 2015 Women’s U.S. Open.
A lifelong Pennsylvania resident, Steve is the youngest of three sons to a middle class family near Kennett Square. Steve’s father is a hardworking salesman and his mother a devoted parish business manager. Steve and his wife Denise, an attorney, have called Lancaster home for more than 11 years; they moved to Lancaster Township three years ago. The Elliotts have two daughters, ages 10 and 8.
Steve is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lancaster Aquatic Club and a Democratic committeeman in Lancaster Township. He is a former member of the Manheim Township Parks and Recreation Board and a CYAA soccer coach. In his free time, Steve enjoys playing hockey, surf fishing, brewing beer and watching his daughters swim. Steve is a passionate and unapologetic fan of the Philadelphia Flyers. The Elliotts are members of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.