Joe Borelli is the Minority Whip of the New York City Council, proudly representing the South Shore of Staten Island since 2015. In January of this year, he was selected to be the Chairman of the Committee on Fire and Emergency Management; the highest ranking committee a Republican or Staten Islander has ever chaired in the modern-day New York City Council. Prior to this, he was a Member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 62nd District between 2013 and 2015.
As Chairman of the Committee on Fire and Emergency Management, Joe has oversight over the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), the largest fire department in the United States, and the city’s office of Emergency Management. Additionally, FDNY EMS along with the city’s voluntary ambulance corps are the largest pre-hospital health care provider in the world. Collectively, these agencies have an annual operating budget of over $2 billion, and receive funds from city, state and federal sources. He is also a member of the following committees: Education, which oversees the largest public school system in the U.S.; Parks and Recreation; For-Hire Vehicles; and, Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Relations.
Joe is a Lindsay Fellow at the City University of New York Institute of State and Local Governance, and an adjunct professor of political science at CUNY – College of Staten Island. READ MORE