“I’m very excited to serve on seven committees, all of which deal with issues that are critically important to my constituents,”
Sen. Addabbo said.
By Forum Staff
State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) has been appointed to serve as Majority Deputy Whip for the Democratic Conference during the 2019 legislative session, he announced on Thursday.
The senator has also been named to serve as chairman of the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, and has been assigned to the Aging, Children & Families, Civil Service & Pensions, Education, Veterans Homeland Security & Military Affairs committees, and the Domestic Animal Welfare subcommittee.
“I am honored to be given this important leadership position in the Majority Conference,” Addabbo said. “I want to thank Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for her confidence in me. My role as Majority Deputy Whip presents me an opportunity to be even more involved in the introduction and passage of legislation that will improve the lives of all New Yorkers.”
Addabbo noted that, as chairman of the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, he’s “looking forward towards raising revenue and educational funding through the potential of creating sports betting in” New York.
“I’m very excited to serve on seven committees, all of which deal with issues that are critically important to my constituents,” Addabbo said. “These assignments will ensure I continue to be directly involved with decision making when considering legislation. Advocating for senior citizens, working families, children, and our state’s veterans has always been of utmost importance to me. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on all of these vital committees.”