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Joseph P. De StefanoCONConservative State Assembly Member, District 3
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Joseph P. DeStefano is a member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 3rd district since 2019. The district includes portions of the town of Brookhaven, including Bellport and Mastic Beach in Suffolk County on Long Island. DeStefano is a Republican. Since 1980, he has served as an active member of the Medford Fire Department, and in 1996, DeStefano was first elected commissioner of the Medford Fire District. Prior to elected office, DeStefano served as a Suffolk County Sheriff's Office public safety communication supervisor. He is married with two children and one grandchild.In 2018, Assembly member L. Dean Murray decided to run for the state Senate, where Thomas Croci was retiring. As a result, DeStefano announced his intentions to run for Murray's Assembly seat.DeStefano defeated his Democratic opponent, Clyde Parker, 54% to 46%.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Suffolk Community College
Associate's Business Management
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
Assembly Member
New York State Assembly
2019 - Current
Medford Fire Department
1995 - Current
Former Public Safety Communication Supervisor
Suffolk Sheriff's Office
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Medford Civic Association
Medford Ambulance Company
Medford Chamber of Commerce
Former District Manager
Riverhead Fire District
Former President
Brookhaven Town Fire Districts
Former Secretary
Suffolk County Fire District Officer's Association
Former Secretary
New York State Association of Fire Districts
Former Unit President
Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees SheriffÂ’s/Probation Civilian Unit