Meet Angelo Santabarbara


Meet Angelo Santabarbara

Angelo is a lifelong resident of Schenectady County and currently lives in the town of Rotterdam with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Michael and Marianna.

A first-generation Italian-American, he graduated from Schalmont High School in 1990 and then enlisted in the United States Army Reserve. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Albany and worked in the engineering field for 15 years.

His public service career began in 2007, when he was elected to the Schenectady County Legislature. In 2012, Angelo was first elected to the state Assembly, representing Montgomery County and parts of Schenectady and Albany counties. He was reelected in 2014 and continues to serve the 111th district.

Because of his professional background, Angelo is the founder of the Santabarbara Scholarship Award, which supports local high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in engineering. He is also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region and remains a committed partner, advocate and community supporter.

As a veteran of the armed forces, Angelo remains active and committed to veterans' issues and is the founder of Rotterdam's AMVets Post 35, where he served as the post's first commander.