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Peter Abbate, Jr.DEMDemocrat State Assembly Member, District 49
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Peter J. Abbate Jr. (born March 22, 1949) is an American politician who represents District 49 in the New York State Assembly. Abbate graduated from St. John's University and Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School.First elected to the assembly in 1986, Abbate is the chair of the Committee on Governmental Employees, a position he has held since 2002, previously served as the chairman of the Committee on Real Property Taxation and the Committee on Cities.Prior to his election to the Assembly, Abbate served as the district representative for former Congressman Stephen J. Solarz, from 1974 to 1985, and previously as his legislative assistant while Solarz was a member of the Assembly, 1973.In 2022, Abbate was confronted by a local resident for removing lawn signs supporting Lee Zeldin from the ground in Midwood. Abbate said that the signs were breaking the law.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Saint John's University
BA Political Science
1967 - 1971
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
Assembly Member
New York State Assembly
1986 - Current
District Representative
United States Congressman Stephen J. Solarz
1974 - 1985
Legislative Assistant
Assembly Member Stephen J. Solarz
1973
Other Experience1 - 20 of 20
Executive Director
Kings County Democratic Committee
1985
Member
Boy Scouts of America
Member
Heartshare of Queens
Honorary Fire Chief
New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association
Member
Democratic Club of the 49th Assembly District
Member
Catholic Guardian Society
Member
Board of Directors, Stars and Stripes Regular
Member
Civilian Club of Brooklyn
Member
Kiwanis Club of 18th Avenue
Member
Heartshare of Brooklyn
Member
Guild for Exceptional Children
Member
Jewish Community Relations Council
Member
Statewide Homeowners and Tenants Association
Treasurer
New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators
Chair
Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees, New York State Assembly
2002
Chair
Subcommittee on Safety in the Workplace, New York State Assembly
Former Chair
Committee on Real Property Taxation, New York State Assembly
Former Member
Subcommittee on Catastrophic Natural Disasters Committee, New York State Assembly
Member
Distressed Cities Task Force, New York State Assembly
Member
Task Force on Worker's Compensation, New York State Assembly