Steven H. Kurlander was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. He graduated from Cornell University and the University of Buffalo Law School.
After being admitted to the New York State Bar, Kurlander practiced law in Monticello, New York and was elected twice as a Sullivan County Legislator. He also worked there as a correspondent, photographer, and columnist for local daily and weekly newspapers. Kurlander founded and published a free weekly community newspaper, The Independent Weekly Review in the Catskills and Hudson Valley the 1990s.
Kurlander moved to South Florida in 2000 and has worked in the technology and real estate sectors. He was also Victory Field Director for the McCain/Palin campaign in Palm Beach County and was recognized as one of the campaign’s top grass roots organizers.
Today, Kurlander is a regular columnist with the Sun Sentinel and Florida Voices. He is a Communications Strategist consultant to politicians and small businesses. He also publishes a blog called Kurly's Kommentary, which can be found at www.stevenkurlander.com
Kurlander lives with his wife Jodi and daughter Hannah in Rock Hill, New York and practices law in Monticello, New York. His son Aaron attends the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in New York City.