Peter Abbate Jr. (born 1949) represents District 49 in the New York State Assembly, which consists of the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst.
First elected in 1986, Abbate is the current Chair of the Committee on Governmental Employees, a position he has held since 2002, previously served as the Chairman of the Committee on Real Property Taxation and the Committee on Cities.
Prior to his election to the Assembly Abbate served as the District Representative for former Congressman Stephen J. Solarz, from 1974 to 1985, and previously as his legislative assistant while Solarz was a member of the Assembly, 1973.
Abbate holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. John's University and is a graduate of Bishop Ford High School.