About Tom

Assemblyman, 92nd District

Tom Abinanti was first elected to represent the 92nd Assembly District in November 2010. The 92nd AD consists of the Towns of Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant.

Tom Abinanti is an independent, issue-oriented Democrat. He stands up for what’s right no matter who is on the other side – a political leader, a government official or the powerbrokers in Albany.

Tom Abinanti is a dedicated, forceful, common sense assemblyman and practicing attorney. He brings extensive experience in the legislative process, a real understanding of our community and a deep concern for our quality of life.

Tom Abinanti has had a dramatic, positive impact on Westchester ‘s quality of life. He’s been a strong voice for our suburban communities – a leader in bettering education, preserving our environment, promoting gun safety, protecting women’s rights and advocating for people with special needs. As a father of two, he knows the need for good, quality schools. He has consistently battled to control Westchester’s high property taxes and knows that state action is needed to help reduce them.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Tom was elected to represent the residents of Greenburgh in the Westchester County Legislature ten times. Tom was known as a dedicated, forceful, common sense county legislator. He was seen as a leader in preserving our environment, ending gun violence, protecting women’s rights and advocating for children with special needs.

Tom led the way to preserving hundreds of acres for parks/open space and passed landmark clean air and clean water legislation. He authored laws to reform Westchester’s gun regulations and to clean up the trash industry. He was instrumental in establishing the Westchester Medical Center as an independent public benefit corporation.

Tom served as Majority Leader of the Westchester Legislature three times. He served as chair of numerous committees including Rules, Legislation, Health, Community Affairs and Environment and Energy.

Previously, Tom served two terms as Greenburgh Town Councilman, was Legislative Counsel to a member of Congress and staff Counsel to the New York State Assembly. He served as a Prosecuting Attorney for the Villages of Ardsley and Dobbs Ferry, represented the Greenburgh Housing Authority and served as pro bono attorney for the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion.

Tom Abinanti is a practicing attorney. He lives with his wife Janet Longo-Abinanti and their son Justin in Pleasantville. Janet is a science research teacher at Sleepy Hollow High School. Justin is a student at the Pleasantville High School in a Special Education Program for children with Autism. Tom’s daughter Nicole is a medical doctor. She lives with her husband and their three children.

Tom is a graduate of New York University School of Law, (J.D.), Fordham College (B.A.) and Xaverian High School (Brooklyn). He has taught Continuing Legal Education Courses for Pace Law School (White Plains) and courses in State and Local Government as an adjunct professor at Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry).

Born in Brooklyn, Tom moved to Westchester in 1975 and lived in Greenburgh for 37 years. He has been an active member of the Greenburgh Community. He served as President of the Orchard Hill Civic Association and was a member of the Greenburgh Quality Control Commission (now called Conservation Advisory Council).