|Member of the New York Senate
from the 6th district
|Preceded by||John Dunne|
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 17th district
|Preceded by||Joseph Margiotta|
|Succeeded by||Michael Balboni|
January 10, 1946 |
Garden City, New York
|Residence||Garden City, New York|
J. Kemp Hannon (born January 10, 1946, in Garden City, New York) 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. 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.
On January 14, 2013 Hannon despite claiming to be a republican voted for the unpopular NY SAFE Act. The act which effectively banned so called assault weapons in NY State was only given to the senate two hours before the vote on the bill. Some Republican New York State Senators have acknowledged they did not have the time to read the bill, Hannon has not publicly responded to criticism of his vote.
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.
- Farrell Fritz, P.C: J. Kemp Hannon
- "J. Kemp Hannon profile". Lawyers.com. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
- New York Library Association: Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-New York) biography
- New York State Senate: Kemp Hannon
- Bio from official website
|New York Assembly|
|New York State Assembly, 17th District
|New York State Senate|
|New York State Senate, 6th District
|Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health