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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2016-2017 Attendance

Attended

Meeting of the
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Tue, Dec 5, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Dec 4, 2017
Meeting of the
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Meeting of the
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Meeting of the
Wed, Nov 8, 2017
Thu, Nov 2, 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

Wed, Dec 6, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 444
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 465
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 483
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 484
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 485
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 506
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 507
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 508
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 509
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 510

Abstained

No votes recorded

Sponsored legislation from previous terms

  • Authorizing The Conveyance Of County-Owned Properties To The Original Owners – Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Commissioner Of Finance To Accept Bids For Parcels Of County-Owned Real Property For Private Sale And Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Convey Such Parcel – Department Of Finance
  • Authorizing The Purchase Of A Mobile Office For The Department Of Motor Vehicles, For The County Of Ulster, New York, At A Maximum Estimated Cost Of $260,000.00, And Authorizing The Issuance Of $260,000.00 Bonds Of Said County To Pay The Cost Thereof
  • Establishing Capital Project No. 516 – Ulster County Clerk Mobile Department Of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Bus – Amending The 2017-2022 Ulster County Capital Improvement Program – Amending The 2017 Ulster County Capital Fund Budget – Ulster County Clerk’s Office
  • Approving The Ulster County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan – Ulster County Department Of Emergency Communications/Emergency Management
  • Approving Ulster County’s 2018 STOP DWI Program Plan And Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute All Inter-Municipal Agreements Required Under The Plan– Department Of Probation, STOP-DWI Division
  • Authorizing The Chairman of the Ulster County Legislature to Enter Into An Agreement With The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services For The Aid to Defense Program – Public Defender’s Office
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute A Contract With The New York State Department Of Criminal Justice To Accept Grant Funds For URGENT Division Overtime Reimbursement – Sheriff’s Office
  • Authorizing The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office To Accept The Donation Of A Motor Vehicle – Ulster County Sheriff
  • Authorizing The Chairman Of The Ulster County Legislature To Execute An Inter-municipal Agreement With Various Municipalities For The Operation Of U.C.E.R.T (Ulster County Emergency Response Team) – Ulster County Sheriff

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Votes from previous terms

Abstained

No votes recorded