Paul Valentine has been a Councilman since 2012. Paul’s goal is to bring his small business experience to local government and make a difference in his community. He is a strong voice for smaller government and lower taxes while protecting the quality of life we love in Orangetown.
With over 33 years of experience as an electrician, Paul is licensed in Rockland, Orange, Westchester, New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey and Vermont. For the past 22 years, he has served as president and owner of Valentine Electric Inc., one of Orangetown’s premier electric contractors. The company employs 18 people.
Additionally, Paul is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps., where he was active for two years, an active reserve for four years where he worked in Avionics on A-4 fighter jets and was able to hone his trade as an electrician.
A firm believer in giving back to his community, Paul is actively involved in many organizations. He is an active member and Past President of the Blauvelt Lions Club where he was instrumental in building Lion’s Park in the center of Blauvelt. He is also the founder, past President and current board member of the Independent Electrical Contractors of Rockland County and a member of the Rockland Business Association board of directors. Over the years, he has volunteered for the South Orangetown Little League, Town of Orangetown Parks and Recreation, St. Catharine’s CYO, Camp Venture, South Orangetown Central District and the Guiding Eyes for the Blind. In addition, Paul was recognized in 2006 by the Orangetown Town Board for donating a new scoreboard at Veteran’s Memorial Park and contributing electrical work to the new press box.
Paul Valentine was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont and raised in Flushing, Queens. In 1989, six years after he married his wife Nancy, they moved to Rockland County where they raised their three children — Paul Jr., Emily and Billy. Paul and Nancy are proud grandparents of Emily and John Heim’s infant son Declan.