Frank Scaturro is a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 4th Congressional District (NY-4). Frank believes our nation is at a tipping point, and if we do not turn things around, we could face many more years of decline. That is why he is offering the voters of Nassau County a real choice for principled new leadership that will finally represent the people.
As a principled new voice, Frank will work to make our Federal government accountable to the people again, reign in out-of-control spending, and reduce a crushing federal tax burden that hurts Long Island citizens and businesses.
Frank was born in New York City in 1972 and raised in New Hyde Park following his family’s move to that community in 1973. His father, who had emigrated from Italy as a boy, was self-employed in a commercial air conditioning and refrigeration repair business for several years. He later became the supervisor of maintenance and operations at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City and then held a similar position at Chaminade High School in Mineola. His mother studied physical therapy at Nassau Community College and worked near home as a secretary at an insurance agency and several law firms.
Frank attended Notre Dame Elementary School in New Hyde Park and graduated with the school’s highest honor. He attended Chaminade High School in Mineola and graduated near the top of his class. His summer jobs during his high school years included working at the Royal Lancer Restaurant in New Hyde Park as a busboy and salad bar keeper; working as a cashier at Pathmark in New Hyde Park; and helping the Chaminade High School maintenance staff. He was a member of Notre Dame’s Boy Scout Troop 544 and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. His service project consisted of improving the school, church, convent, and rectory grounds of Notre Dame.
Frank’s community involvement includes memberships in numerous civic and church organizations. He also worked in 1991-92 as associate historian and records retention coordinator for the Village of New Hyde Park, in which capacity he handled the reorganization of the village’s disorganized records and archives. In 1993, he served as an intern in the district office of Rep. David Levy, who represented the 4th Congressional District.
Between 1990 and 1994, Frank attended Columbia University, where he pursued his interest in history and government through scholarship.
In 1991, while at Columbia, Frank volunteered with the National Park Service and began guiding tours of nearby Grant’s Tomb, the final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia. As he became more familiar with the 150-foot granite structure, he noticed that what was formerly one of the nation’s most popular attractions was showing serious signs of neglect. The roof leaked, the walls were discolored, and the site was slowly becoming masked with graffiti and defaced. Thus began a personal crusade to inform the Park Service, and later political leaders and the general public, of the tomb’s deterioration.
Frank took on a corrupt government bureaucracy that was not performing the role granted to it by the people. He founded a non-profit organization, the Grant Monument Association, to serve as an outlet for citizen support for the monument and a source of education on the life and legacy of President Grant. By 1997, his many reports and memos were answered with a $1.8 million face-lift.
While in college, he drew from his practical experience with a failed government bureaucracy to write an honors thesis, The Need to Reinvent Government. Frank graduated magna cum laude from Columbia in 1994 with a degree in Political Science and History. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he served on the board of the Journal of International Economic Law. During the summer of 1995, he interned for two federal judges serving the Eastern District of New York: Senior District Judge Leonard Wexler and Magistrate Judge Arlene Lindsay. He graduated from law school in 1997 and was awarded the Fred G. Leebron Memorial Prize for the top paper in constitutional law. Following graduation, he worked at the law firm of Lane & Mittendorf and later at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
Frank has published a number of books and articles in the area of history and law, including President Grant Reconsidered (1998), a reassessment of Grant’s presidency; The Supreme Court’s Retreat from Reconstruction (2000), an exploration of a key chapter in the history of civil rights; and Public Companies (2002), a book he co-authored on how to be a responsible public company in the wake of the corporate scandals of the early part of this decade.
For over 4 years, Frank served as Counsel for the Constitution on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In that capacity, he focused on executive and judicial nominations and legislation related to constitutional law issues. Frank was a key aide on President Bush’s nominations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.
Frank has served as a visiting professor at Hofstra Law School, where he taught courses on constitutional law and the legislative process. He is currently a partner at the law firm FSB FisherBroyles.