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Candidate Profile: State Sen. Kemp Hannon

A look at local state lawmaker running for a 13th term in Albany.

Name: Kemp Hannon

Hometown: Garden City

Party: Republican

Bio: Sen. Hannon has served New York's 6th Senatorial District since 1989 and and was re-elected to a 12th term in November 2010. Hannon is also an attorney in private practice with the law firm of Farrell Fritz, PC. In Albany, Hannon has served as chairman of the Senate committees on Health and Housing. During his 20-plus year tenure, Hannon spearheaded the establishment of the Senate Medicaid Task Force, led the health committee of the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) and serves on NCSL's Health Policy forum, among other service. Before serving in the Senate, he was minority leader pro tempore in the assembly.

Education: Hannon is a graduate of Chaminade High School, Boston College and Fordham Law School.

Opponent: Ryan Cronin

District: The 6th Senatorial District includes Bethpage, East Meadow, Farmingdale, Plainview, Plainedge, Massapequa, Uniondale, Lakeview, Hempstead, Garden City, Levittown, Salisbury, Island Trees, Franklin Square, Garden City South and a small portion of Wantagh and Seaford.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit http://www.vote411.org/pollfinder.php to find your local polling location.

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