Addabbo's campaign, which operated out of the same office during its victorious 2008 bid, hopes that the return to Myrtle Avenue will bring good karma.
“We had a great campaign in ’08 that we’re going to duplicate,” he said.
Addabbo addressed recent statements by Republican challenger Anthony Como accusing him of helping to raise taxes by $14 billion.
“Nobody gets elected to raise taxes or fees, but we do get elected to preserve good services and programs and to protect quality of life,” said Addabbo.
Addabbo said if re-elected he will continue to focus on education issues, and help senior citizens and small businesses.
“We’ve worked with National Grid and Con Edison to help cut energy costs to small businesses,” said Addabbo, “which is helping them to stay in business and hire more people.”
He is also trying to implement a program that will give a tax credit to small businesses who hire veterans and people with disabilities.
“I believe we can do and will do a lot more to protect our small businesses,” he said.
Addabbo’s counterparts in city and state government came to the opening of his campaign office to show their support.
“He works hard to care for his constituents,” said Assemblyman Mike Miller, “and he’s proven that he’s more than capable of delivering for his district.”
“He’s relentless,” said Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley. “It’s hard to get someone so focused and so dedicated in so many ways.”