Steven Rothman is a Jewish American politician and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey.
Rothman (born October 14, 1952) was born in Englewood, New Jersey, graduated Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in Political Philosophy in 1974. He recieved his law degree from the Washington University School of Law in 1977. He practiced as a private attorney from 1978 to 1993 during which time he won awards for providing free legal services to the poor, the disabled and the elderly.
From 1983 to 1989, Rothman was Mayor of Englewood. From 1993 to 1996, Rothman served as the Judge of the Bergen County’s Surrogate's Court and earned an outstanding reputation for fiscal responsibility, effectiveness and personal integrity.
In 1996, Rothman won election to the U.S. House of Representatives following the decision of incumbent Congressman Robert Torricelli to seek a move to the Senate. Rothman would win seven straight re-election campaigns and served in the House through January 1, 2013.
Rothman has two children, John and Karen.