SOUTH SHORE PRESS

Joe's hometown paper, the South Shore Press, enthusiastically endorses him.

NEWSDAY ENDORSES DESTEFANO

With two terms under his belt, Joseph P. DeStefano, 62, plans to continue his bipartisan work in Albany to “advocate for ideas and things that make sense.”
The Medford Republican, who has worked across the aisle since being elected in 2018, teamed with Democrats to get a bill passed that recognized 911 dispatchers as first responders, making them eligible for more training and benefits. He says he plans to introduce more bills with bipartisan support in the coming session, including a measure that would provide up to three years of pension credits for volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel. DeStefano has a granular knowledge of his district, which allows him to provide excellent constituent service, and he is proud that he was able to keep his office open throughout the pandemic.
Opponent Trina Miles, 47, a Mastic Democrat, is not actively campaigning.
Newsday endorses DeStefano.

Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees Endorses Joe!

Joe DeStefano worked side by side with us for 27 years as a Public Safety Communication Supervisor in the Suffolk Sheriff's office. When the opportunity arose for him to continue his service, he stepped up to the plate and ran for the state assembly. In Albany, we know he has our back. After the COVID virus hit, Joe sponsored legislation to designate emergency dispatchers and operators “First Responder” status. He supports the various bills and initiatives that are important to us and is a full-time advocate of the working men and women of our county.

National Rifle Association Chooses Joe

I'm proud to receive the endorsement of the the National Rifle Association of America, the number one gun rights advocacy in the United States. Founded to advance rifle marksmanship, the modern NRA continues to teach firearm safety and competency while advocating for gun owners and the Second Amendment.

New York State Laborers' Union Goes With Joe

The New York State Laborers' Union represents over 40,000 members employed in the construction industry and other fields throughout the state. Its members are organized into more than 24 local unions and 5 district councils and are a proud affiliate of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA).

New York State Public Employees Federation Supports Joe

The New  York State Public Employees Federation has thrown its support behind Joe. The organization supports and defends the concepts of individual merit and ethical performance as criteria for public service employees in order to best promote efficient delivery of services to the citizens of New York State.

New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association Lines Up With Joe

The New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association has announced its support of Joe DeStefano for reelection.

Police Benevolent Association of New York State on Board With Joe

I'm proud to have earned the endorsement of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State.

New York State Troopers PBA With Joe

I'm proud to receive the endorsement of the New York State Troopers PBA for my reelection. The men and women of law enforcement put their lives on the line each and every day to keep us safe and they know they can count on me to always have their back.

Long Island Federation of Labor Goes With Joe

I am honored to have received the support of the Long Island Federation of Labor. 

AFL-CIO Endorses Joe

I'm proud to have received another endorsement from an organization representing the hard-working men and women of our state. The New York AFL-CIO is made up of hundreds of thousands of everyday people who help make our country great. They deliver the services we expect and depend on and show their dedication to our communities and neighborhoods everyday when they show up for work. I support them and am grateful that they support me.

STEAMFITTERS BACK DESTEFANO

I appreciate being recognized for my long-time support of the men and women who get up every day and go to work. They are what makes our country great.

Mason Tenders Endorse DeStefano

Representing hard working men and women throughout our region, the Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York has chosen to endorse me for reelection. They know that I have been a constant supporter and advocate for those who get up every morning and work to make our country great.

NFIB Endorses DeStefano

Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through their unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of its members to own, operate, and grow their businesses.

This is why I am proud to have received the endorsement of NFIB. 

COALITION OF SUFFOLK LAW ENFORCEMENT

DESTEFANO WINS ENDORSEMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

Running for reelection on a platform of supporting law and order, Assemblyman Joe DeStefano has won the endorsement of the Coalition of Suffolk Law Enforcement, a group made up of all the major crime fighting departments in the county.

“After careful review, the above referenced Coalition Members are proud to acknowledge your leadership and support of law enforcement professionals and dedication to public safety,” said Noel DiGerolamo, speaking for the coalition. “It is with great confidence our Coalition has unanimously agreed you are the best candidate to hold this office.”

Included in the collation are Suffolk County’s:

  • Police Benevolent Association
  • Superior Officers Association
  • Probation Officers Association
  • Police Conference
  • Detective Association
  • Detective Investigators P.B.A.
  • Deputy Sheriff’s P.B.A.

 “I’m proud and honored to have received the endorsement of the Coalition of Suffolk Law Enforcement,” the Assemblyman said. “The coalition is made up of the dedicated men and women who keep us safe. They put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve and they know I have their backs.”

“We wish you success in the upcoming election and look forward to working with you in the years to come,” DiGerolamo said.

CSEA Endorses DeStefano

I'm proud to receive the endorsement of the CSEA.

CWA Local 1108 Endorsement

Thank you to Local 1108 for your support.

Suffolk County Probation Officers Association

Suffolk County Probation Officers Association

Suffolk County Superior Officers

Suffolk County Superior Officers

Suffolk County Detective Investigators PBA

Suffolk County Detective Investigators PBA

Suffolk County Police Conference

Suffolk County Police Conference

Suffolk County Detectives Association

Suffolk County Detectives Association

Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff PBA

Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff PBA

Suffolk County Corrections Officers Association

Suffolk County Corrections Officers Association

Suffolk County PBA

Suffolk County PBA

Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties