Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly, re-elected by the residents of the 17th Legislative District in November 2021, was sworn into his third term in the County Legislature at the 2022 Legislative Organizational Meeting, held January 3 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. An almost-four-decade Deer Park Fire Department volunteer, 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 in 2017.
“I am humbled and honored that the residents of the 17th Legislative District have again put their faith in me, trusting me to serve another two-year term,” said Legislator Donnelly. “I remain dedicated to our community, a place I have called home for my entire life, and look forward to continuing to represent all of our neighbors as their voice in local government.”
With his first responder background and commitment to keeping public safety a priority, Legislator Donnelly is pleased to have been reappointed by new Legislative Presiding Officer Kevin McCaffrey to 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 reappointed as a member of the Fire, Rescue, EMS & Emergency Preparedness Committee, the Health Committee and the Ways & Means Committee.
“From my first day in office, I have been focused on protecting the residents of Suffolk County and they have my commitment that I will continue to use my position on Public Safety to prioritize and advance these goals.” Legislator Donnelly added. “I also look forward to continuing to serve on the other committees to which I have been appointed.”
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.