Joseph Addabbo Jr.

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Joseph P. Addabbo Jr.
Member of the New York Senate
from the 15th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2009
Preceded by Serphin Maltese
Member of the New York City Council from the 32nd District
In office
January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2008
Preceded by Alfonso C. Stabile
Succeeded by Eric Ulrich
Personal details
Born (1964-05-13) May 13, 1964 (age 53)
Political party Democratic
Residence Ozone Park, Queens
Alma mater St. John's University
Touro Law School
Profession Lawyer, Politician
Website Official Website

Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (born May 13, 1964) is an American politician, a Democratic member of the New York State Senate from the 15th District representing Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth and parts of South Ozone Park, Ridgewood, Woodside and The Rockaways. In the 2008 elections, he defeated 10-term incumbent Serphin Maltese by 15 points.

He was born in 1964, the youngest child of Joseph and Grace Addabbo, he attended Nativity BVM School in Ozone Park and Archbishop Molloy High School (1982). He received degrees from St. John's University (1986) and Touro Law School. Addabbo practiced law for ten years at Addabbo and Greenberg before being elected to the New York City Council in 2001. He was re-elected three times and served as a council member for eight years. Addabbo and his wife, Dawn, have two daughters, Alexis and Arianna. His father, Joseph P. Addabbo Sr., served 13 terms in the United States House of Representatives.[1]

Addabbo is a resident of the Tudor Village section of Ozone Park.[2]

On December 2, 2009, Addabbo was one of eight Democratic state senators to vote against same-sex marriage legislation, which failed to pass the Senate.[3]

On June 24, 2011, Addabbo supported gay marriage by voting for the "Marriage Equality Enactment" Bill# A-8354, which successfully passed in the Senate.[4]

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  1. ^ Official Biography from New York State Senate website Archived 2009-04-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Shaman, Diana. "If You're Thinking of Living In/Ozone Park; Changing Faces, Enduring Values", The New York Times, October 5, 2003. Accessed October 19, 2007. "At the foot of the tree-shaded enclave, which stretches from North Conduit Avenue to Pitkin Avenue and from 81st to 87th Streets, lies the 2.8-acre (11,000 m2) Joseph P. Addabbo Park, named after Senator Addabbo, a lifelong resident of Ozone Park who served in Congress from 1960 until his death in 1986. His son, the city councilman, lives in Tudor Village."
  3. ^ "How the Votes Were Cast". New York Times. December 3, 2009. p. A40. Retrieved September 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ Joseph Addabbo Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - Project Vote Smart

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alfonso C. Stabile
New York City Council, 32nd District
Succeeded by
Eric Ulrich
Preceded by
Joseph Griffo
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Elections
Succeeded by
Tom O'Mara
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Serphin Maltese
New York State Senate, 15th District