Joseph A. Bova is the male state committee member for the 49th Assembly District.
Was born on December 14, 1952, married to Janet Fenn on June 27, 1981, and have two children, Jonathan and Jessica.
Is an elected member of the NYS Democratic Committee from the 49th in Brooklyn. Additionally serves as the Secretary of the Kings County Democratic County Committee and the Executive Committee of the Kings County Democratic Organization.
Has been an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist ay Our Lady of Guadalupe Church for 37 years besides being active in numerous parish organizations. I am a former member of the Bishop’s Diocesan Pastoral Council. I am also the Past President of the Cathedral Club of Brooklyn, the oldest Catholic organization in Brooklyn.
Former Chairman of Community Board 10 in Brooklyn, and has also served as Past President of the Bensonhurst Lions Club and the Bay Ridge Forum. Additionally, has served as a former member of the Advisory Boards of both the Brooklyn Salvation Army and Victory Memorial Hospital. He is a member of the Archbishop John Hughes Council Knights of Columbus.
In September 1997, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, at the behest of his Holiness John Paul ll, John Cardinal O’Conner invested Joseph (along with others) as a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. This is a Pontifical Knighthood that traces its origin to the First Crusaders, in 1099.
On October 1, 2008 was inducted as a Companion of Merit, to the American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit. This honor, bestowed upon him, the title of Cavaliere of the Republic of Italy. It is the purpose of the Society to do everything to maintain and strengthen to the relationship between the United States and Italy.