Senate District 15 - General Election 2010


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 Joseph Addabbo's Candidate Questionnaire 

Age: 46  Occupation: Senator, NYS Senate

Education: St. John’s University (BS); Touro School of Law (JD)

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Joseph Addabbo is running for re-election to Senate District 15 because he believes that there is more work to do in the Senate, and he would like to improve upon efforts in the areas of ethics and campaign finance reform.  Prior to serving in the State Senate, Addabbo was a member of the New York City Council from 2002 to 2008.  His top three priorities for his district are job creation, transportation and education.  He has also opened a 24-hour hotline for his constituents.  With regard to job creation, he supported the Aqueduct Racino project, though he recognized that the process for awarding the contract was questionable, and he hosts yearly job fairs in his district.  With regard to reform issues, Addabbo supports the majority of Citizens Union’s reform agenda.  On redistricting reform, he supports creation of an independent redistricting commission, but believes that a public process should take place in 2011 in order to decide what form it will take.  He believes that in his own district, the fact that one zip code contains four state senators has contributed to confusion among the public regarding who their representative is. Addabbo has also promised to continue efforts as Chair of the Elections committee in the areas of campaign finance reform and easing the voting process, building off of efforts in 2010 to simplify the absentee ballot process.  Citizens Union believes that Joseph Addabbo has served his constituents well as a Senator, and supports his re-election to the Senate. 

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