Steve Rosansky landed in Newport Beach in 1985 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and the UCLA School of Law. He joined the Costa Mesa law firm, Rutan & Tucker, as a transactional real estate attorney. In 1987 Steve left Rutan & Tucker to form his own real estate brokerage, Newport West Real Estate Co.. For the next 30 years, he was self-employed as a real estate broker primarily engaged in the sale of small investment and residential property as well as residential mortgage brokerage. During that time Steve and his wife Gina also owned and operated several restaurants, the last being a Togos and Baskin Robbins combo store in Orange from 2000-2012. Steve embarked on a political career when he was appointed to the Newport Beach City Council in 2003 after serving on the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission. He won election in 2004 and re-election in 2008. In 2007 Steve served as the Mayor of Newport Beach. Soon after terming out of his City Council position, Steve joined the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce as President and CEO and he remains there to this day. Steve also keeps busy occasionally consulting for real estate developers on projects in the community. Steve and his wife reside in Newport Shores and they have one son, Jonathon, who operates a small IT business in the area and who is also a Chamber member.