Mayor Steve Croft


Steve Croft

Mayor Steve Croft was first elected to the Lakewood City Council in March 2005 after having served the four previous years on the city’s Planning and Environment Commission. Croft began his fourth term as mayor on April 12, 2022.

Steve served as mayor in 2008-2009, 2013-2014 and 2018-2019. He ran unopposed in the March 2009 and March 2013 elections, was re-elected in March 2017. He was most recently re-elected in June 2022 by the voters of District 2 in the City of Lakewood, and he is now serving his fifth term on the council.

Steve and his wife Tess live on Castana Avenue in the western portion of Lakewood, but Steve grew up in the eastern portion of the city on Pioneer Boulevard and remembers his grandparents’ enthusiasm for Lakewood’s annexation of their neighborhood in the early 1960s.

Great memories of growing up in Lakewood and participating in Lakewood Youth Sports and the after-school programs at Bloomfield Park made Lakewood the first choice for Steve and Tess when they decided where to make their home and raise their daughter Ana.

Steve is a proud member of the Lakewood Lions Club, and both he and his wife Tess are active members of the Friends of the Lakewood Libraries. 

He serves as a board member of the Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Pathways Volunteer Hospice. 

Mayor Croft’s current term on the City Council runs through June 2026.

Steve serves as Lakewood's representative on the Greater L.A. County Vector Control Board, where he was elected President of the Board by his colleagues for 2017.

Steve also serves as the city’s representative to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, the League of California Cities (L.A. County City Selection Committees) and the L.A. County Sanitation Districts 3 & 19.

He serves as the alternate representative to the League of California Cities (Annual League Conference) and the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility (SERRF) Joint Powers Authority.

Steve chairs Lakewood's:

  • Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Economic Development Committee
  • Capital Improvement Plan

He is a member of the Public Safety Committee, Water Resources Committee, and Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Committee.