I was born and raised in Malverne, attended Malverne public schools and Our Lady of Lourdes grammar school, and graduated from Maria Regina HS, which is now Kellenberg Memorial HS. I attended St. John’s University College of Business Administration and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Accounting. After working at Arthur Andersen & Co in Manhattan for 4 years and becoming a CPA, I pursued my childhood dream and entered St. John’s University School of Law, graduating Cum Laude in 1994. Upon graduating from law school, I worked in the tax department of Deloitte & Touche, LLP as senior tax consultant while attending New York University School of law for my LLM in taxation. Thereafter I worked in the trusts and estates department of the worldwide firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP for 6 years before joining my father in 2001, forming our partnership, Canzoneri & Canzoneri, LLP. Our firm specializes in trust and estate planning, administration, and litigation. We also handle elder law matters, real estate transactions and I provide tax advice to individuals, charitable entities and partnerships.
In 2011, after my husband Jim Callahan suddenly passed, I was appointed to take his spot as Trustee on the Malverne Village Board by then Mayor, Patricia Ann McDonald. During my almost 7 years on the Village Board, I had the honor to serve as Fire Commissioner, Liaison to the Youth Board, Police Commissioner and Budget Director. In 2015 Mayor McDonald appointed me to be her Deputy Mayor.
Prior to my time on the Malverne Village Board I served as a member of the St. Thomas the Apostle School Board and a member of the Nassau County Sewer and Storm Water Finance Authority. I am currently the President of the Steven McDonald Memorial Corporation.
I currently live in Malverne with my husband Kevin and my four children, Thomas, Katherine, Elizabeth and Christina. I am eager to resume my service to the public by representing the 21st District in the New York State Assembly.
Being a true independent voice for the residents of the 21st Assembly District. Patricia's opponent voted 97% of the time with her political party and her boss, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. Patricia will vote in the best interests of her constituents and not her political party.
Prioritizing the safety of the residents of the 21st Assembly District. Patricia's opponent voted in favor of the New York State Bail Reform Act that let dangerous criminals out of jail and back onto the streets. Additionally, Patricia's opponent has remained silent on the Defund Police Movement that jeopardizes the future safety of our communities. Patricia will work to repeal the Bail Reform Act and will never be silent in her opposition to the Defund Police Movement.
Fighting the soaring tax burden on the residents of the 21st Assembly District. Patricia's opponent, in her two years in the Assembly, voted for:
Unlike her opponent, Patricia will work to lessen the tax burden on residents of the district by supporting common sense spending measures and fiscally conservative policies.
Demanding Nassau County's fair share of state education aid. Despite being in the majority party, Patricia's opponent failed to secure a fair share of education aid for Long Island, which has approximately 18% of students in the state, Patricia believes education is the future for our children and will work every day for Nassau County's fair share.
Help Patricia win in November and serve Nassau County in Albany as our next Assemblywoman.