Tom Donnelly has served on the FDNY’s Rescue 1 Unit for 25 years.

He led search and rescue teams at Ground Zero following 9/11, in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. A life long resident of Deer Park, Tom has served with the Deer Park Fire Department for 30 years, serving as commissioner for 10 years. He currently serves on the Babylon Town Council, where he’s kept taxes under the property tax cap, reduced the town’s debt and worked to improve our quality of life.

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November 2, 2017
Tom Donnelly

The two candidates for this open seat are soft-spoken and even-tempered, and correctly diagnose Suffolk’s problems. Only one understands how government functions and has worked with members of the other party on solutions.

Thomas Donnelly, 51, of Deer Park, a Babylon Town Board member since 2011 and a longtime New York City and Deer Park firefighter, says fixing the county’s budget woes begins with getting concessions from labor unions. A Democrat, he wants the legislature to work in a more bipartisan way in constructing the budget and says he’s better at governance than politics. That’s exactly what Suffolk needs.

Republican Michael Troetti, 63, of Melville, has worked in various top positions in consumer electronics and appliance companies. He has a business perspective on problems but lacks knowledge about how to solve them. | read more ››

September 4, 2016

Races for the Suffolk legislature are more than a year away, but the name of Babylon Town board member Tom Donnelly has surfaced as a potential Democratic candidate for term-limited Legis. Louis D’Amaro’s 17th District seat.

“Tom and I have talked,” said Richard Schaffer, Suffolk Democratic Party chairman and Babylon... | read more ››

March 18, 2015

Members of the Babylon Town Board are to mail an American flag to a California university where the student council voted last week to ban its display in its lobby, along with any other national flags.

"In my time serving the country that I love, the American flag has represented... | read more ››

February 5, 2015

Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with Town Board members to present a Heroism Award to Suffolk County Police Officers Michael Maio and Adam Quinones for their rescue of two North Amityville residents.

A ceremony was held at Town Hall in Lindenhurst to present the officers with the... | read more ››