Joseph Addabbo Edit Profile
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).
In the 2008 elections, he defeated 10-term incumbent Serphin Maltese by 15 points. 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. His father, Addabbo, Sr., served 13 terms in the United States House of Representatives. Addabbo is a resident of the Tudor Village section of Ozone Park.
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. On June 24, 2011, Addabbo supported gay marriage by voting for the "Marriage Equality Enactment" Bill# A-8354, which successfully passed in the Senate.
Member of New York State Bar Association.
Married Dawn Puricelli. Children: Alexis Jules, Arianna.