Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly, re-elected by the residents of the 17th Legislative District in November 2019, was sworn into his second term in the County Legislature at the 2020 Legislative Organizational Meeting, held January 2 at the William J. Lindsay County Complex in Hauppauge.
Legislator Donnelly, a graduate of Deer Park High School, is a proud life-long resident in Deer Park. He represents residents from the Towns of Huntington and Babylon, including parts of Cold Spring Hills, Deer Park, Dix Hills, Huntington, Huntington Station, Melville, North Babylon, South Huntington, West Babylon and West Hills. Legislator Donnelly served as a Town of Babylon Councilman from 2011 through 2017 and retired as a 27-year member of the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) immediately after election to his first term in the Legislature. He is also a three-decade Deer Park Fire Department volunteer.
“I am humbled and honored to continuing serving residents of the 17th Legislative District,” said Legislator Donnelly. “I remain dedicated to the community and look forward to representing all community members as their voice in local government.”
With his first responder background, Legislator Donnelly is pleased to have been reappointed by new Legislative Presiding Officer Robert Calarco as Chair of the Public Safety Committee which has jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to law-enforcement related business or activities, including the Police Department, the Sheriff’s Department, the County’s correctional facilities and the medical examiner. Legislator Donnelly was also appointed by Presiding Officer Calarco as Vice Chair of the newly- created Fire, Rescue, EMS & Emergency Preparedness Committee, Vice Chair of the Government Operations, Personnel, Information Tech & Diversity Committee and a member of the Health and Ways & Means Committees.
“I thank Presiding Officer Calarco for the trust he has placed in me to continue as Chair of the vital Public Safety Committee,” Legislator Donnelly said. “From my first day in office, I have been focused on protecting the residents of Suffolk County and they have my commitment that I continue to use my leadership position on Public Safety to prioritize and advance these goals. I also look forward to serving on the other four committees to which I have been appointed, especially the new Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services committee.”
Constituents can contact Legislator Donnelly at his district office by phoning (631) 854-4433. The 17th Legislative district office remains at 130 West Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station and provides free notary services during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.