Joe Fritz

NYS Senate - 3rd District
Joe Fritz

I am a candidate for New York State Senate in the 3rd SD against Tom Croci.

I have been active in politics and my community since I graduated from law school. I was a RH Smith Law Fellow who served in the South Bronx with the law reform unit. I was given the opportunity to work with those who are unable to afford an attorney. After two years I returned to Long Island to begin my private practice.

I have had the distinction of representing CSEA in a lawsuit that tested the use of a Civil Service Examination. The examination was prepared hastily and did not conform to the requirements of a professional entry level Civil Service Examination. The test was upheld. HOWEVER Suffolk County discontinued using this type of test.

During my legal career, I have represented many types of cases and clients. I have represented a diverse group of problems and causes. I have represented unions, volunteer fireman, election cases, divorces, criminal cases, bankruptcy. I have been a Hearing Officer for Nassau County and Brentwood School District.

I have also worked in many campaigns during my career, including candidates for County Executive, Supervisor, County Legislator, and Judge. I have served on the Brentwood School Board as Vice President. I have worked on budgets that exceed $300,000,000 dollars.

Having worked in campaigns for over thirty years has provided me with a unique perspective as to what it takes to run a campaign and what it takes to win a campaign. The State Senate is a position that affords a seasoned leader with an opportunity to contribute. It is my intention to use this position to obtain benefits for communities that have been left out of the mix. It is my belief that this position will put our constituency in a position to encourage jobs to come to the District. Doing so will further provide my district with increased opportunities.

I have been a Democrat candidate for office when the playing field was tilted to the Republicans.

I have been honored by the NAACP in 2015 as part of their Legacy Award Program.

I believe that if you think you can do it OR you think you can’t do it, in either case you are right.

Join me and let’s win in November.