About Joseph P. Addabbo Jr
JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.
State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a lifelong Ozone Park, Queens resident, represents the 15th Senatorial District which encompasses – in whole or part – Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Elmhurst, Woodside, Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale, Ridgewood, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach, Broad Channel and the Rockaways.
Elected to the State Senate in 2008, after serving seven years in the New York City Council, Joe has always made constituent services a top priority. Being the only State Senator with three local offices due to his sprawling district, Joe and his staff have assisted constituents with problems involving housing, health, transportation, taxes, education, military, public safety and more, including efforts, as a member of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy, to aid those affected by the superstorm.
In the State Senate, Joe additionally serves as the leading Democratic member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs and the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering. He additionally serves as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries and the Senate Committees on Education, Aging, Civil Service and Pensions, Labor and Environmental Conservation.
The Senator’s legislative record includes bills reflecting on his commitment to fair elections, fighting for local youth, the elderly, families, consumers, veterans and employees’ rights. He has devoted himself to protecting the environment, creating jobs and economic opportunities, providing tax relief and improving transparency and accountability in New York State’s government.
Joe is well known for organizing and sponsoring dozens of community events for his constituents each year, including job fairs, comprehensive recycling events, informational sessions for seniors and consumers, health screenings, MetroCard van visits and many other free programs.
His history in community service is the foundation for his public service – he is a former president of the Ozone Tudor Civic Association, former Executive Secretary of Community Board 10 and still works on behalf of Ozone Park Kiwanis as well as other local groups.
Joe followed in the footsteps of his father, Joseph P. Addabbo, Sr., who served 13 terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1960 to 1986. The Senator, the youngest of two siblings, attended Nativity BVM School in Ozone Park, Archbishop Molloy High School and St. John’s University. He then went on to Touro Law School, and practiced law for 10 years before his election to the City Council.
Throughout the years, Joe has been honored by various organizations including the American Red Cross, the Woodhaven Development Corporation, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and many more for his public service contributions.
Above all, the Senator is a dedicated family man who enjoys spending time with his wife, Dawn, and two daughters, Alexis and Arianna.