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JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.

Elected to the New York State Senate in 2008 after serving seven years in the New York City Council, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. continues to proudly carry on the public service tradition of his father, Congressman Joseph P. Addabbo, Sr., who served 13 terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1960 to 1986. A lifelong resident of Ozone Park, Queens, Senator Joe Addabbo represents the 15th Senatorial District encompassing the communities – in whole or in part – of Broad Channel, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Glendale, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ozone Park, Rego Park, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, South Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Woodside and the Rockaways.

In the State Senate, Joe has continued to make constituent service a priority, just as he did as a representative of the 32nd New York City Council District, where he secured millions of dollars for infrastructure improvements, school technology, and senior and youth services. Through his Senate offices, Joe and his staff have assisted thousands of constituents with problems involving housing, health, transportation, taxes, public safety and many other issues, including efforts to aid local residents whose lives were so deeply affected by Superstorm  Sandy in late October of 2012. As a member of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy, Joe has worked to help his community recover and rebuild from the devastating storm. As a member of the Senate, Joe is deeply concerned with the welfare of New Yorkers in all stages and walks of life. His legislative record, which includes bills he has introduced and supported, reflects Joe’s commitment to fighting on behalf of children, the elderly, families, working people, consumers and veterans. He has also devoted himself to efforts to protect the environment, create new jobs and economic opportunities for small businesses, provide tax relief and improve transparency and accountability in New York’s government. As a State Senator, Joe is well known for organizing and sponsoring dozens of community events for his constituents each year, including job fairs for local residents and veterans, comprehensive recycling events, informational sessions for seniors and consumers, health screenings, Metrocard van visits and many other free programs. In addition to other legislative responsibilities, Joe serves as the leading Democratic member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs; the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, and as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries. As a past Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee, Joe worked to pass ethics reforms and led the fight to force large corporations to disclose information about money they spend to influence the outcome of elections. Joe also is a member of the Senate Committees on Education, Aging, Civil Service, Labor, and Judiciary. He has also served as the representative of the Senate Democratic Conference in state budget negotiations on education funding and policy.

Joe has proven himself in the political and civic world. He is a multi-term New York State Democratic Committee member and a ranking member of the South Queens Regular Democratic Club. His community service can be seen in his work on behalf of the Ozone Park Kiwanis, as the former president of the Ozone Tudor Civic Association, and his past tenure as Executive Secretary of Community Board #10Q. Born in 1964, the youngest child of Joseph and Grace Addabbo, Joe attended Nativity BVM School in Ozone Park (Class of 1978), Archbishop Molloy High School (Class of 1982), and St. John’s University (Class of 1986), before graduating from Touro Law School (Class of 1992.) Prior to his election to the City Council in 2001, Joe practiced law for 10 years at Addabbo and Greenberg with partners Dominic Addabbo and Todd Greenberg. Throughout the years, Joe has been honored by many organizations for his public service contributions, including: the American Red Cross, Woodhaven Development Corporation, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Rockaway Park Residents/Homeowners, Kid’s Day American International, Civil Services Merit Council, Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College, Lynvet Youth Sports Association, P.S. 32Q, JHS 210Q, Ozone Tudor Civic Association, NY Families for Autistic Children, Howard Beach Judea Center, John Adams High School, Queens Chapter of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, Lindenwood Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and St. Mary’s Gate of Heaven School. Senator Addabbo is a dedicated family man who enjoys spending time with his wife, Dawn, and two daughters, Alexis and Arianna. 

 

Biografía de Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.,

En sus cuatro períodos como miembro de la New York City Council, y ahora, en su primer termino como senador, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., ha mantenido la tradición de servicio público de su padre, el congresista Joseph P. Addabbo, Sr., quien estuvo trece términos en la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos.

Senador Addabbo representa al Distrito 15 en el Senado de Nueva York, el Distrito 15 abarca muchos barrios de Queens, incluyendo los jardines de Forest Hills, Glendale, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Maspeth, Middle Village, Old Howard Beach, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, y partes de Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Ozone Park, Rego Park, Richmond Hill, South Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Sunnyside y Woodside.

Para el período 2009-10 legislativo, el senador Addabbo presidirá el Comité del Senado sobre las elecciones.

Nacido en 1964, el hijo menor de Joséph y Gracce Addabbo, el senador Joe Addabbo asistió a la escuela Nativity BVM en Ozone Park, Archbishop Molloy High School (Clase de 1982) y St. John's University (Clase de 1986) antes de graduarse de Touro Law School.

Senador Addabbo ejerció la abogacía durante diez años en Addabbo y Greenberg con los socios Dominic Addabbo y Todd Greenberg, antes de ser elegido para el Ayuntamiento de la ciudad de Nueva York en 2001. Fue reelegido en 2003, 2005 y 2007.

El senador Joe Addabbo se ha demostrado a sí mismo en el mundo político y cívico. Él ha sido miembro del Comité Democrático de Nueva York por seis términos y un miembro de alto nivel del Comité Democrático Regular de Sout Queens. Su servicio a la comunidad se puede observar en su trabajo en Ozone Park Kiwanis y los Knights of Columbus. Él es ex presidente de la Asociación Cívica de Ozone Tudor y ha ocupado el cargo de Secretario Ejecutivo de la Junta Comunitaria 10Q.

Como Presidente del Concejo Municipal de Servicio Civil y Comité de Trabajo, el senador Addabbo ha luchado por las necesidades de salud del 9/11 de primera respuesta, así como los derechos de los jubilados, las prácticas laborales justas y la seguridad en el trabajo.

De especial preocupación para el senador Addabbo era la condición de los parques de su distrito y la ciudad, y como Presidente del Comité de Consejo Municipal de Parques y Recreación, fue el principal patrocinador de la Ley Adopt-A-Park.

A pesar de la intensidad de la presidencia de la Función Pública y Comité de Trabajo, el senador Addabbo también fue miembro de otras cinco comisiones del Ayuntamiento: Seguridad Pública, Bomberos, Justicia Penal, Servicio de Parques y Recreación, Transporte, y la legislación estatal y federal.

En su Distrito Consejo 32a, que opera desde Howard Beach y Rockaway Oficinas de Distrito, el senador Addabbo y el personal de asistencia de varios miles de componentes y ha ayudado a resolver problemas de vivienda, salud, transporte, impuestos y asuntos de seguridad pública, así como una multitud de varios otros la calidad de las preocupaciones de la vida. Joe llevó millones de dólares en fondos para mejoras en infraestructura, tecnología de la escuela, los servicios de la mayoria de edad y la juventud.

Entre los muchos honores que ha recibido el senador Addabbo estan ”public service salutations from the American Red Cross; Woodhaven Development Corporation; New York City Department of Parks and Recreation; Columbia Association; Rockaway Park Residents/Homeowners; Kid's Day American International; the Civil Services Merit Council; Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College; Lynvet Youth Sports Association; P. S. 32Q; JHS 210Q; Ozone Tudor Civic Association; New York Families for Autistic Children; Howard Beach Judea Center; John Adams High School; Queens Chapter of the Cooley's Anemia Foundation; Lindenwood Volunteer Ambulance Corps; and St. Mary's Gate of Heaven School, Ozone Park”.

Senador Addabbo es un dedicado hombre de familia que disfruta de pasar tiempo de calidad con su esposa, Dawn, y sus dos hijas, Alexis y Arianna.