Mike was elected Lindenhurst Village Trustee in March 2004. He was re-elected again in 2008, 2012, and 2016 and served as Village of Lindenhurst Deputy Mayor from 2014, until his appointment as Mayor in 2017. In March 2018, Mike was elected as Mayor for a two year term. Mike was elected to a four-year term as Mayor in 2020.
Prior to his election, Mike served for 10 years on the Lindenhurst Zoning Board of Appeals and for one year on the Lindenhurst Planning Board. He’s a member of the Lindenhurst Historical Society, the Mayor’s Beautification Society and the Lindenhurst Kiwanis Club.
Mayor Lavorata has served on the World War II Memorial Committee and is the founder of the Greater Daniel Street Civic Association, even serving as its first president. He is also a member of the Le Donne Italia Lodge 2330 Chapter of the Sons of Italy.
Furthermore, he’s a member of the Knights of Columbus OLPH Council 794. He was also the inaugural 2011 winner of the Knights of Columbus Italian-American of the Year Award.
He served on the Daniel Street PTA and was Chairman of the Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) Program for three years. Plus, he was a recipient of the Daniel Street PTA’s Wendy DeFrancisco Memorial Award in 2003.
In addition, Mike has been a resident of the Village for 29 years. He was married to his wife Helen for more than 30 years and has a daughter, Nicole.
Mike has been an electrical engineer for more than 20 years, working on various military programs as a consultant. He’s currently employed as a senior project engineer for a large public safety corporation right here on Long Island.