Anthony D’Esposito was elected to represent New York’s 4th Congressional District in November 2022. Previously, D’Esposito was appointed to the Hempstead Town Council in 2016 and won election to a full term in 2017. He was reelected with nearly 70% of the vote in 2021.
Before his appointment to the Hempstead Town Council, Anthony D’Esposito served as an NYPD Detective for over a decade—making over 600 arrests concerning murders, shootings, assaults, and illegal firearms. D’Esposito also served as Chief of the Island Park Fire Department when Superstorm Sandy devastated the region.
As a Hempstead Town Councilman, Anthony D’Esposito helped lead America’s largest town. Building on his commitment to protect taxpayers by “doing more with less,” D’Esposito cut or froze town taxes in each of the last four budgets passed by the Hempstead Town Board. This resulted in multiple credit rating upgrades from respected Wall Street credit rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings.
On the Town Council, Anthony led the Town’s pandemic response, providing assistance to local businesses, healthcare providers and struggling families. He helped address food insecurity and enable businesses to keep their doors open. To combat the heroin crisis affecting suburban communities, D’Esposito has trained and equipped over 10,000 Hempstead residents with lifesaving Narcan doses.
Anthony D’Esposito’s work to support local schools, hospitals and first responders during the pandemic built upon his work in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. In recognition of his unyielding commitment to Sandy recovery efforts, D’Esposito was appointed Co-Chairman of New York State’s Community Reconstruction Plan. As a Hempstead Town Councilman, Anthony passed several Sandy initiatives that helped streamline the local recovery process.
D’Esposito serves on the Board of Directors for the Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center and is on the Board of Directors of Limb Kind Foundation. He is a Second Battalion Delegate and a member of the New York Association of Fire Chiefs, as well as an honorary member of the Nassau County Firefighters Pipes and Drums.
Anthony also serves on the Board of Directors of RVC Blue Speaks, an organization that helps promote autism awareness. He is a member of the Italian Americans in government and is a co-founder of the Jimi Gubelli Foundations. He is also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, 3rd Degree Knight, Father Joseph O’Connell Council Number 3481, Knights of Columbus of Oceanside and a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America, Judge Frank A. Gulotta Lodge Number 2180. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program.
The East Rockaway Chamber of Commerce honored D’Esposito as “Man of the Year” in 2016 and he was also honored by the Oceanside United Soccer Club as “Volunteer of the Year” for 2019-2020. He is the proud recipient of the “Anthony D’Esposito Award for Excellence” in 2020 by the Board of Directors of the Law Enforcement Officers Weekend (LEO Weekend), an organization which supports law enforcement families affected by a line of duty death or serious injury.
In 2021, Anthony received the Congressman Norman Lent Award for Public Service and the SCOPE Educational Services Community Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Island Park Union Free School District. He was named “Man of the Year” by the Chabad of Hewlett and has received the Nassau County Francis X. Pendl Humanitarian Award, Town of Hempstead Distinguished Service Award, and more than 50 police department medals for his commitment to service and protecting residents, including the 2016 Public Service Award for the New York Police Chief’s Benevolent Association. He was also honored by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Correction Officers Benevolent Association for his dedicated public service.