Angelo Santabarbara is a first generation Italian-American and a lifelong resident of Schenectady County, currently residing in the Town of Rotterdam. He and his wife are raising their two children there. After graduating high school, Angelo served in the United States Army Reserves and then graduated from SUNY Albany. He is a Professional Engineer by trade and was first elected in 2007 to the Schenectady County Legislature, where he served as Chairman of the Transportation Committee. Angelo served on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region and is the founder and first commander of the AMVETS Post 35 in Rotterdam. He was first elected to the New York State Assembly in 2012 for the 111th Assembly District, which includes Montgomery County and parts of Schenectady and Albany counties. He is the Chair of the Subcommittee on Autism Spectrum Disorders and serves on the Agriculture, Energy, Government Employees, Mental Health, Racing & Wagering, and Veterans’ Affairs committees.