Post-Congress Activities

When his eighth term in the U.S. Congress ended on January 3, 2013, Steve Rothman began several new chapters in his life.

He continues to reside in Englewood, New Jersey and renovates and manages the portfolio of industrial buildings in Bergen County built by his father, the late Philip Rothman.

He remains a lifelong swimmer.

From 2015 through mid-2019, he was also a Guest Columnist for The Record, Star Ledger and The Jewish Standard, writing opinion pieces on the news, books and politics of the day.

From 2017 to 2020, Steve Rothman served on the Professional Advisory Board of the Touro College, Graduate School of Social Work. The MSW program provided in-depth training in clinical social work, with a strong emphasis on underserved populations in the NY/NJ area.

From January 2016 to February 2017, Steve Rothman was a regular on-air News Analyst for RNN-TV, appearing on “The Richard French Live” program on RNN-Fios 1. RNN-Fios 1 aired each weeknight in over 4.2 million homes in the NJ and Metro New York Region.

From February 2013 to January 2016, he was engaged in the practice of law, as a partner with the Newark, New Jersey firm of Sills, Cummis & Gross, P.C. in the areas of real estate, estate litigation and mediation.

Steve Rothman on RNN-TV, January 24, 2017

Former Congressman Rothman at Sills, Cummis & Gross, P.C., January 2013

From July 2016 to July 2018 Rothman was a member of “The Palisades,” a duo performing rock classics from the ’50’s to the ’90s in venues in New Jersey, New York, Florida, Texas, Canada and Israel.

He wrote the words and music and produced and performed the lead vocals for his own copyrighted music cd entitled “Free We Will Be,” under the name “Steve Roy.” His guitar, bass and keyboard player, programmer and engineer was Caleb Lowry. The cd was released in 2015.

Steve Rothman singing, Summer 2014

Steve Rothman’s music cd, released under the name “Steve Roy”, 2015

Steve Rothman, June 2018