Meet Rudy Sunderman

Rudy Sunderman is a lifelong resident of Mastic and a William Floyd graduate. Married to his Wife Laura for 26 years and has four children Jennifer and Megan who both will be graduating from LIU in May, Rudy who graduated from William Floyd and is in the process of starting a small business, and Katie who is in 7th grade and a competitive dancer. His daughter Jen recently married her husband Anthony and is purchasing a home in Mastic.

Rudy SundermanRudy has spent his entire life helping his community; starting in the fire service as a junior member rising up to Chief of the Department; also formerly served as Chief of Mastic Volunteer Ambulance. Rudy served two terms as fire commissioner elected by the residents of the district. He is employed as manager of the Centereach Fire District and is formerly a District Manager for CVS. His community is where he wants to watch his children and grandchildren remain. Unfortunately record numbers of young people are leaving that will not stop unless things change. Rudy wants to ensure the future by stopping the residents from being taxed out of their homes.

He has worked in both the public and private sector and understands the balance necessary between business and government. He knows what it takes to balance budgets and make government work.

In his time as fire commissioner Rudy lowered taxes by 20% and as the fire district manager, he received an outstanding comptroller’s audit report noting compliance and sound fiscal management.

Past Honors

  • Life Member Of the Mastic Fire Department
  • Chief Of Mastic Fire Department
  • Past Chief Of Mastic Ambulance
  • Past President Brookhaven Town Fire Police Association
  • Past President Brookhaven Town Fire Districts
  • Past President Brookhaven Town Fire Chiefs
  • Past Commissioner Of Mastic Fire Dept.(2 Terms)
  • Past President Suffolk County Fire District
  • Suffolk County Silver Award – 2000
  • Recognized by County Executive Robert J. Gaffney and Town Supervisor John J. LaValle for bravery and heroism – 2001
  • Eckerd Drug Store - Character Leadership Award 2001
  • 2001 Volunteer Recognition Award 3rd Legislative District
  • Suffolk County Medal of valor for Life saving actions 2000 & 2002
  • Montauk Highway Merchants Association Award Recipient 2005 Business Leader Award
  • CVS Pharmacy District Manager of the Year 2006
  • 2006 Fire Policeman of the Year Brookhaven Town
  • 2010 Brookhaven Town Fire Chief of the Year
  • Suffolk County Fire Academy Instructor of the Year 2012
  • Mastic/Moriches/Shirley Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Grand Marshal 2013
  • 2014 Rotary Club Man of The Year
  • 2016 Mastic Fire Dept. Firefighter of the Year
  • Recognized for heroism for pulling a victim from a burning house, 2016