About State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli
Thomas P. DiNapoli proudly serves the people as the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York. He is known for his integrity, independence and steadfast leadership.
Tom was appointed Comptroller in 2007 when the office was mired in scandal. He immediately took steps to restore the reputation and integrity of the Comptroller's office. He has aggressively fought public corruption and the misuse of taxpayers' dollars. He has spoken out against fiscal gimmicks and government inefficiency. He has strengthened one of the nation's top public pension funds, which stands at an all-time high value of more than $192 billion. The people elected him to a full term in 2010 and 2014.
His career in public service started when he was elected as a trustee of the Mineola Board of Education, becoming the first 18 year old to hold public office in New York State. He served on the school board for ten years, including two terms as Board President.
In 1986, Tom was elected to the New York State Assembly representing the 16th district from Nassau County. During his ten terms in the Assembly, he was recognized as a leading voice on environmental, education and local fiscal issues. He was a long time member of the Assembly's fiscal committee, the Ways and Means Committee. He also served as chair of a number of standing committees including, Ethics and Guidance, Consumer Affairs, Government Operations, Local Government and Environmental Conservation.
Prior to his election to the Assembly, he worked in the private sector as a manager in the telecommunications industry. He also served on community boards and organizations, including serving as President of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Nassau County.
Tom is a graduate of the Mineola Public Schools. He earned a BA in History magna cum laude from Hofstra University and a Masters Degree from The New School University's Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions.
A lifelong Long Islander, Tom was born in Rockville Centre, raised in Albertson and currently resides in the Village of Great Neck Plaza. The grandson of immigrants, Tom is proud to be the son of Nicholas and the late Adeline DiNapoli. His parents instilled in him the core values of hard work, family, faith and doing good that continue to be his guideposts.