Kemp Hannon

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Kemp Hannon
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Member of the New York Senate
from the 6th district
Assumed office
Preceded by John Dunne
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 17th district
In office
Preceded by Joseph Margiotta
Succeeded by Michael Balboni
Personal details
Born (1946-01-10) January 10, 1946 (age 68)
Garden City, New York
Political party Republican
Residence Garden City, New York

J. Kemp Hannon[1][2] (born January 10, 1946, in Garden City, New York[3]) is a member of the New York State Senate, (R, C, I) from Nassau County. Sen. Hannon has represented the 6th District since 1989 which covers Levittown, Massapequa, Garden City, Uniondale, Hempstead, Farmingdale, Franklin Square, Old Bethpage, Salisbury, Garden City South, Plainview, Lakeview, Plainedge, Island Trees and East Meadow.[4][5] He was previously a member of the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 1989. In 2010, he won reelection with 58.7% of the vote against his Democratic opponent Francesca Carlow who received 38.7% and Working Families Party candidate David Mejias who received 2.6%.

Hannon has chaired numerous task forces, civic programs, and charitable endeavors. He has served as chairman of the prestigious Senate committees on Health and Housing, and he is regarded as the spearheading force behind both the reauthorization of the Health Care Reform Act and the development of New York's Assisted Living Program. Additionally, he helped the state enact several popular health programs including Child Health Plus, Healthy New York, Family Health Plus, the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Program, early intervention efforts, and insurance coverage for autism, prostate and breast cancer screenings.

In 2011, Hannon voted against the Marriage Equality Act, which the Senate passed 33-29. roll call

On January 14, 2013 Hannon voted in favor of the NY SAFE Act, which the Senate passed 43-18. [6]

Hannon graduated from Chaminade High School (1963), Boston College (1967) and Fordham University School of Law (1970). He is Special Counsel to the law firm Farrell Fritz, P.C. Hannon resides in Garden City, New York with his wife Bronwyn and their twin daughters, Alexandra and Madeleine.[3][5]

Senator Hannon visits students during the American Dental Association's "Give Kids A Smile" Day
Senator Hannon cheers on Central Nassau Softball


  1. ^ Farrell Fritz, P.C: J. Kemp Hannon
  2. ^ "J. Kemp Hannon profile". Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. ^ a b New York Library Association: Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-New York) biography
  4. ^ New York State Senate: Kemp Hannon
  5. ^ a b Bio from official website
  6. ^

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Joseph Margiotta
New York State Assembly, 17th District
Succeeded by
Michael Balboni
New York State Senate
Preceded by
John Dunne
New York State Senate, 6th District
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Duane
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health