Addabbo: Statement on Governor David Patterson Announcement

Joseph P. Addabbo Jr

March 01, 2010

New York State Senate Member

Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

15th District


District Office

159-53 102nd Street

Howard Beach , NY 11414


Press Release


For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Judy Close







Queens, NY, March 1, 2010NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., today released the following statement: 

“I believe that Governor David Paterson’s decision not to seek re-election is a prudent one for him personally, the State and our government. I have often been a critic of the governor’s deficiency in making essential decisions. The lack of his ability to make an important decision has been evident during the selection of a U.S. Senator in 2009, the budget process, last year’s State Senate stalemate and most recently, the Aqueduct VLT project. What is most important is that we in the State legislature must not let this latest Albany episode blur our focus, which must be on a timely balanced budget and the legislative duties we owe to our people.” 

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