Thomas J. (TJ) Briggs

2014 - 2017, Chairman, Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee

2016-2017, Deputy Chairman, Ways and Means Committee

2014 - 2015, Majority Whip, Ulster County Legislature 

2014 - 2015, Chairman, Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning, and Transit Committee

2010 - 2011, Deputy Chairman, Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee

Legislator,
District No. 15- Town of Wawarsing, Village of Ellenville

Contact Information

Where: 
P.O. Box #4,
Ellenville, NY 12428
Home Phone: 
(845) 647-3256
Cell Phone: 
(845) 594-6964

Legislative Information

Party Affiliation: 
Democrat
Independence

Background -+

Thomas J. Briggs, better known as “TJ”, is a familiar face around Ellenville and Wawarsing. He enjoys living in the Village of Ellenville where he and his beautiful wife, Deborah, raised one son, Justin.

TJ was born and raised in Ellenville. He is the son of Thomas and Libby Briggs and a graduate of Ellenville High School. TJ went on to earn his Bachelor of Science Degree from SUNY Cortland.

TJ and his family are very active in local community organizations. TJ is a 40 year member and current President of Ellenville First Aid and Rescue. He is a member of the Noon Day Club, an event coordinator for the New York State Special Olympics and an avid supporter of the Shadowland Theater.

TJ recently retired as a Senior Counselor from the New York State Department of Corrections where he worked for 32 years. TJ was a Village of Ellenville Trustee from 1993 to 1997 and the Mayor of Ellenville from 1998 to 2001.

TJ was first elected as a County Legislator in 2008. He is a well-respected and trusted advisor to his fellow legislators and has a major role in the leadership of the County Legislature. He currently serves as a legislative liaison to several other community organizations.

Additional Information -+

None at this time.

Terms Served

2014-2015, 2016-2017

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2017 Attendance

Attended

Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Aug 8, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Thu, Jul 6, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Absent

Meeting of the
Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Apr 11, 2017
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, May 9, 2017
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

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Attendance from previous terms

Attended

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Thu, Dec 3, 2015
Meeting of the
Thu, Dec 3, 2015
Mon, Nov 30, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Absent

2014-2015

Meeting of the
Tue, Feb 18, 2014
Meeting of the
Tue, Apr 15, 2014
Meeting of the
Tue, Apr 15, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 5, 2014
Meeting of the
Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
Meeting of the
Wed, Mar 11, 2015
Meeting of the
Mon, Nov 9, 2015
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

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2017 Votes

Yes Votes

Thu, Aug 17, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 323
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 329
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 333
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 335
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 343
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 344
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 342
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Vote to Refer Resolution No. 294.1 Back to Committee
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 327
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 223.3

Abstained

No votes recorded

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – NTS Data Services LLC – Information Services
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Tyler Technologies, Inc.– Information Services
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – SunGard Public Sector – Information Services
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – IBM Corporation – Information Services
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Motorola Solutions – Emergency Management
  • Approving The Execution Of A Contract Amendment In Excess Of $50,000.00 Entered Into By The County – Aramark – Ulster County Sheriff
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority For The Payment Of Bus Fares For Visitors To The Belleayre Ski Center – Department Of Public Transportation (Ulster County Area Transit)
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Agreement With The New York State Department Of Transportation To Accept New York State Funds For Public Transit Service Between Ulster And Dutchess County (LINK) – Department Of Public Transportation (Ulster County Area...
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Amendment To An Agreement With The Ulster County Board Of Cooperative Educational Services For Internet Procurement Services – Department Of Information Services
  • Adopting Ulster County Capital Program For 2015 - 2020

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Votes from previous terms

Abstained

No votes recorded