Joseph Addabbo

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Joseph Addabbo
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New York Senate District 15
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSaint John's University
J.D.Touro Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Addabbo earned his bachelor's degree at Saint John's University in 1986 and his J.D. degree from Touro Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for Addabbo and Greenberg, Esq.'s, and as a Councilman for the New York City Council from 2001 to 2007.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Addabbo served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging
Civil Service and Pensions
Education
Labor
Racing, Gaming and Wagering
Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Addabbo served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Addabbo served on these committees:

Issues

Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills in the New York Assembly to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Addabbo sponsored an identical Senate version of one of these eight.[1] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[2] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[3]

  • Senate Bill 4149, introduced by Addabbo on March 12, is identical to Assembly Bill 4922, introduced by Peter Abbate on February 13. This bill would add the presumption of on-the-job injury for peace officers' heart impairments and diseases in the Department of Corrections, qualifying those officers for a 75 percent disability pension and would cost the state a $100,000 increase in annual pension contributions.[4] The bill was referred to the Civil Service and Pensions Committee in March 2013 and has not been voted on as of August 2013.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Joseph Addabbo is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Michael Conigliaro is unopposed in the Republican primary. Addabbo is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Conigliaro is running on the Conservative Party ticket.[5]

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Addabbo ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 15. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Addabbo defeated Eric A. Ulrich (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

New York State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Addabbo Incumbent 57.6% 42,187
     Republican Eric A. Ulrich 42.4% 31,036
Total Votes 73,223

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Addabbo was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Anthony Como (R) in the November 2 general election.[9][10] Addabbo ran as a member of the Democratic, Working Families and Independence parties.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 15 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Addabbo (D) 23,272
Anthony Como (R) 17,594

2008

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Joseph Addabbo won the election for New York State Senate, District 15 with 42,302 votes.[11][12]

Addabbo raised $586,935 for his campaign.[13]

New York State Senate, District 15 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Addabbo (D) 42,302
Serphin Maltese (R) 31,028

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Joseph Addabbo is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Joseph Addabbo raised a total of $1,448,739 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[14]

Joseph Addabbo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Senate, District 15 Won $465,045
2010 New York State Senate, District 15 Won $396,759
2008 New York State Senate, District 15 Won $586,935
Grand Total Raised $1,448,739

2012

Joseph Addabbo won re-election to the New York State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Joseph Addabbo raised a total of $465,045.
New York State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Addabbo's campaign in 2012
Afscme$20,600
Correction Officers Benevolent Association$10,500
New York State Trial Lawyers$10,300
Crowley for Congress$10,300
Friends of Mike Gianaris$10,300
Total Raised in 2012$465,045
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Addaboo's 2010 campaign.[15]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Addabbo's campaign in 2010
New York Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte$40,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$10,000
New York State United Teachers$9,500
New York State Trial Lawyers$9,500
New York State Laborers$9,500
Total Raised in 2010 $396,759

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Joseph Addabbo's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York State Trial Lawyers $15,500
Tenants PAC $15,500
New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council $15,500
Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Local 6 $15,500
People for Joe Addabbo $15,000

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[16]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Addabbo’s endorsements included the following:[17]

  • 32BJ/SEIU

Personal

Addabbo and his wife, Dawn, have two children.

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References

  1. Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
  2. Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
  3. New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 New York State Senate, "Bill summary for NY Senate Bill 4149," accessed March 12, 2013
  5. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed August 8, 2014
  6. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  10. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
  11. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  12. New York State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
  13. Follow the Money, "Report on Joseph's 2008 campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
  14. followthemoney.org, "Addabbo, Joseph," accessed September 20, 2013
  15. Follow the Money, "Addaboo's 2010 Campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
  16. State Scape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 16, 2014
  17. New York Daily News, "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
Serphin Maltese
New York State Senate District 15
2009–present
Succeeded by
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