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Joseph Addabbo
Joe addabbo.jpg
New York Senate District 15
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 6
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
Bachelor'sSaint John's University
J.D.Touro Law School
Office website
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.


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


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

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


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


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


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.[5]



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]

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


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.[8] 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


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

Addabbo raised $586,935 for his campaign.[9]

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.[10]

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


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.


Listed below are the largest contributors to Addaboo's 2010 campaign.[11]


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



In 2012, Addabbo’s endorsements included the following:


Addabbo and his wife, Dawn, have two children.

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Preceded by
Serphin Maltese
New York State Senate District 15
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