Nancy Larraine Hoffmann

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Nancy Larraine Hoffmann (born September 22, 1947, Needham, Massachusetts) is a Republican former New York State Senator from central New York.

Hoffman was a member of the city council of Syracuse.[1] She was first elected to the New York State Senate in 1984 as a Democrat.[2] In 1998, she switched to the Republican Party.[3] She served in the New York State Senate from 1985 to 2004.[4]

In 2004, Hoffman was challenged in the Republican primary by Tom Dadey.[5] Hoffmann defeated Dadey in the Republican primary.[6] She then faced a general election battle with Oneida-based Democrat David J. Valesky and Dadey, who ran on the Conservative Party line. She narrowly lost to Valesky in the three-way race.[1][7]

In 2006, Hoffman indicated that she would run for Lieutenant Governor that year; on May 19, 2006, however, she announced that she was dropping out of the race.[8]


  1. ^ a b "For Senate Democrats Thinking of Switching Parties, Cautionary Tales Abound". City&State. October 13, 2008. Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  2. ^ Schmalz, Jeffrey (1988-01-11). "Metro Matters; In Land of 'Oz,' A State Senator Breaks the Rules". New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  3. ^ Hicks, Jonathan P. (10 November 2004). "In Syracuse, a Shaky Hold on a Senate Seat" – via
  4. ^ Weiner, Mark (28 August 2018). "When John McCain showed his humanity for Vietnamese immigrants at Stickley plant".
  5. ^ Citizen, Louise Hoffman Broach / The. "GOP races turning crazy". Auburn Citizen.
  6. ^ "Valesky successfully challenges Hoffmann". The Daily Orange - The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York. 2 November 2004.
  7. ^ Katz, Celeste (January 24, 2008). "Lining Up in the 25th CD". New York: NY Daily News. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  8. ^ May 19, Elizabeth Benjamin on; PM, 2006 at 1:13 (19 May 2006). "Hoffmann Ends 8-Week LG Campaign". Capitol Confidential.
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Martin S. Auer
New York State Senate
48th District

Succeeded by
James W. Wright
Preceded by
John A. DeFrancisco
New York State Senate
49th District

Succeeded by
David J. Valesky
Preceded by
New York State Senate
Chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture

Succeeded by
Patricia McGee