Joe Borelli was elected to serve the constituents of the 51st Council District in a special election held on November 3, 2015, and was re-elected to his first full term in November 2017. His district includes the South Shore of Staten Island. Joe serves as the Minority Whip, and is the current Chairperson for the Committee on Fire and Emergency Management at the New York City Council. Joe also currently serves as a member of the Committee on Education, Committee on Parks and Recreation, and the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations.
Joe previously represented his South Shore constituents in the New York State Assembly. He was the ranking minority member of the Assembly Cities Committee, and he also served on committees for Health, Housing, Transportation, Mental Health, Banking, Education, and Energy. Joe was a staunch advocate against energy cost increases, and the common core curriculum.
Prior to his career as an elected official, Joe served as Chief of Staff to former Councilman Vincent Ignizio since 2007, formerly serving in the same role for Ignizio in the state Assembly since 2005. Dedicated to improving the quality of life on Staten Island, Joe was successful in coordinating the development of several Park and Rides here on Staten Island, securing funds to outfit nearly every classroom on the South Shore with a Smartboard and has worked with the Parks Department on the renovation and construction of several parks on Staten Island.