Sean T. Fitzpatrick was born in Glen Cove, New York and raised in Flushing, Queens. He is the fifth of six children born to Vincent and Pauline Fitzpatrick. His large Irish Catholic originates from County Clare and Northern Ireland.
His strong Irish Catholic working-class family instilled early on in Sean the need and importance of what it meant to be a union member and a proud Irish American. His own father was a New York City Operating Engineer and Union member for over fifty years.
At an early age, Sean realized he wanted to become an electrician and a member of the I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 3. He was accepted into the electrical program at Thomas A. Edison Vocational High School in Jamaica, NY. He graduated there with a diploma in academic and electrical vocational studies. Following his graduation from high school, Sean attended Queensborough Community College. After college, Sean continued his education at Boces where he graduated with certificates in management planning, advanced blueprint reading and estimating, high voltage splicing and advanced control wiring. He also holds a vast number of certificates in health and safety and electrical education related to all aspects of the electrical industry.
In 1984 Sean began his career with The City of New York Department of
Environmental Protection where he started work as an Electricians helper then was promoted to Electrician and then as Supervisor of Electrician. In addition to his career with The City of New York Sean has had a 34-year career with the I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 3 where he has been a strong and tireless leader, worker and champion of the labor movement. He began his union career as a member of the A City Division Negotiating Committee. He swiftly rose through the ranks by being elected Vice Chairman and the Chairman of the A City Division. In 2008 he was appointed Business Representative. He currently represents all A City Division Electricians, Supervisors of Mechanics, Communication Electricians, Stationery Engineers Electric, and The New York City Electrical Inspectors. Sean is also a member of the New York City Municipal Labor Council and the New York City 220 Labor Coalition.
Sean is married to his high school sweetheart LynnMarie since 1988. Their daughter Meaghan Rose is currently an attorney in Washington, DC. He and his family reside in Manhasset Hills, NY.