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|Project = Congress
 
|Name = Richard L. Hanna
 
|Name = Richard L. Hanna
 
|Profile picture = Richard_L._Hanna.jpg‎
 
|Profile picture = Richard_L._Hanna.jpg‎
|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 24
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|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 22
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2011-Present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2011-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Assumed office = 2011
|Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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|Political party = Republican
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|Predecessor = [[Maurice Hinchey]] (D)
 
|Leadership =  
 
|Leadership =  
 
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|Leadership 5 =
 
|Leadership 5 =
 
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|Base salary = $174,000
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
 
|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = November 2, 2010
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|Last election = [[New York's 22nd congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = November 2, 2010
 
|First elected = November 2, 2010
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = November 6, 2012
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|Next election = [[New York's 22nd congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $ = 3,453,885
 
|Prior office =  
 
|Prior office =  
 
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|Place of birth = Utica, New York
 
|Place of birth = Utica, New York
 
|Profession = Businessman
 
|Profession = Businessman
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|Net worth = $26,579,067
 
|Religion =  
 
|Religion =  
 
|Office website = http://hanna.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://hanna.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.richardhannaforcongress.com/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.richardhannaforcongress.com/
 
|Personal website =  
 
|Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Richard L. Hanna''' (b. January 25, 1951) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New York]]. Hanna was elected by voters from [[New York's 24th congressional district]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Richard L. Hanna''' (b. January 25, 1951) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 22nd congressional district]]. Hanna was first elected to the House in 2010 and is currently serving his second consecutive term, having won re-election on [[New York's 22nd congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Before redistricting in 2012 Hanna had previously served the 24th district.
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Hanna is set to run for re-election in [[New York's 22nd congressional district]] in the general election on [[New York's 22nd congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
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Hanna graduated Reed College with honors in economics and political science as well as starting his own company prior to his congressional career, Hanna Construction.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Hanna is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/richard_hanna/412454 ''Gov Track'' "Hanna" Accessed May 24, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Hanna was born in Utica, [[New York]]. He earned a B.A. from Reed College in 1976.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H001051 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "HANNA, Richard, (1951 - )"]</ref>
 
Hanna was born in Utica, [[New York]]. He earned a B.A. from Reed College in 1976.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H001051 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "HANNA, Richard, (1951 - )"]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Hanna serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials(Vice Chair)
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**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
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**Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment 
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business|Small Business Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce (Chairman)
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**Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Committee on Energy and Commerce]]
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**Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
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[[Joint Economic Committee]]
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Hanna serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://hanna.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3056&Itemid=300115 ''U.S. Representative Richard Hanna, Proudly Serving New York's 24th District'' "Committees"]</ref>
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Hanna served on the following committees:<ref>[http://hanna.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3056&Itemid=300115 ''U.S. Representative Richard Hanna, Proudly Serving New York's 24th District'' "Committees"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit (Vice Chair)
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit (Vice Chair)
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**Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access  
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access  
 
**Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations
 
**Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Political positions===
 
===Political positions===
 
The American Conservative Union has rated Hanna the lowest in their ranking of House Republicans' voting records based on adherence to Conservative values.<ref name="herk">[http://www.herkimertelegram.com/topstories/x624619077/Minor-party-lines-mostly-absent-in-22nd-Congressional-race ''Herkimer Telegram'' "Minor party lines mostly absent in 22nd Congressional race," May 31, 2012]</ref>
 
The American Conservative Union has rated Hanna the lowest in their ranking of House Republicans' voting records based on adherence to Conservative values.<ref name="herk">[http://www.herkimertelegram.com/topstories/x624619077/Minor-party-lines-mostly-absent-in-22nd-Congressional-race ''Herkimer Telegram'' "Minor party lines mostly absent in 22nd Congressional race," May 31, 2012]</ref>
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===Specific votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Support vote}}
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Hanna voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
===Specific Votes===
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====House vote on abortion ban====
====Percentage voting with party====
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{{House abortion ban GOP vote|Name=Hanna}}
=====November 2011=====
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|party=Republican
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|percent=86.5%
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|rank=225th
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|total=242
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|chamber=House
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|year=December 2011
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|RHouse=Y
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}}
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===Sponsored legislation===
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[New York's 24th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[New York's 24th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
Hanna is running for re-election in 2012 on the Republican and Conservative tickets.<ref>[http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Hanna-Opens-His-Door-136759433.html ''WBNG'' "Hanna Opens His Door," January 5, 2012]</ref> In the June 26 primary, he will face [[Michael Kicinski Sr.]] in the June 26 Republican primary.
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Hanna ran for re-election in 2012 on the Republican and Conservative tickets.<ref>[http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Hanna-Opens-His-Door-136759433.html ''WBNG'' "Hanna Opens His Door," January 5, 2012]</ref> He defeated [[Michael Kicinski Sr.]] in the June 26 Republican primary.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref> Hanna was re-elected in November.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, New York"]</ref>
  
Hanna has the obvious advantage of being an incumbent, along with having campaign funds far exceeding those of any competitors.<ref>[http://www.littlefallstimes.com/topstories/x1805318864/Hanna-leads-congressional-fundraising-in-new-22nd-District ''Little Falls Times'' "Hanna leads congressional fundraising in new 22nd District," June 19, 2012]</ref>
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Hanna had the obvious advantage of being an incumbent, along with having campaign funds far exceeding those of any competitors.<ref>[http://www.littlefallstimes.com/topstories/x1805318864/Hanna-leads-congressional-fundraising-in-new-22nd-District ''Little Falls Times'' "Hanna leads congressional fundraising in new 22nd District," June 19, 2012]</ref>
  
Kicinski, who founded a local Tea Party group, says Hanna hasn't made good on his campaign promises to reduce the budget and uphold the debt limit.<ref name="hk">[http://oneidadispatch.com/articles/2012/06/20/news/doc4fe2637346248362998866.txt?viewmode=2 ''Oneida Dispatch'' "Hanna, Kicinski vie for 22nd Congressional District GOP bid," June 20, 2012]</ref> Kicinski supports more immediate changes, while Hanna has worked toward 20- or 30-year plans.<ref name="hk"/> Kicinski has also pledged not to raise the debt ceiling, while he says Hanna voted three times to raise the debt ceiling.<ref>[http://www.newschannel34.com/content/developingnews/story/Kicinski-Says-No-New-Debt-Limit/Yuwsk1JAJ0KQuF0bqqaLRg.cspx ''News Channel 34'' "Kicinski Says "No New Debt Limit"," June 21, 2012]</ref>
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Kicinski, who founded a local Tea Party group, said Hanna hasn't made good on his campaign promises to reduce the budget and uphold the debt limit.<ref name="hk">[http://oneidadispatch.com/articles/2012/06/20/news/doc4fe2637346248362998866.txt?viewmode=2 ''Oneida Dispatch'' "Hanna, Kicinski vie for 22nd Congressional District GOP bid," June 20, 2012]</ref> Kicinski supported more immediate changes, while Hanna has worked toward 20- or 30-year plans.<ref name="hk"/> Kicinski also pledged not to raise the debt ceiling, while he said Hanna voted three times to raise the debt ceiling.<ref>[http://www.newschannel34.com/content/developingnews/story/Kicinski-Says-No-New-Debt-Limit/Yuwsk1JAJ0KQuF0bqqaLRg.cspx ''News Channel 34'' "Kicinski Says "No New Debt Limit"," June 21, 2012]</ref>
  
Neither candidate supports federal subsidies for wind energy, and both support hydrofracking, a controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas, although Kicinski says he only supports it if done responsibly. Both oppose the nationalized health care bill known as Obamacare, but Hanna sees some good parts of the bill, particularly those requiring coverage for pre-existing conditions.<ref name="hk"/>
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Neither candidate supported federal subsidies for wind energy, and both supported hydrofracking, a controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas, although Kicinski said he only supports it if done responsibly. Both opposed the nationalized health care bill known as Obamacare, but Hanna saw some good parts of the bill, particularly those requiring coverage for pre-existing conditions.<ref name="hk"/>
  
Kicinski has also been endorsed by two state pro-life groups.<ref>[http://www.uticaod.com/latestnews/x1267872811/NYS-Right-To-Life-Committee-endorses-Kicinski ''Utica Observer-Dispatch'' "NYS Right To Life Committee endorses Kicinski," June 11, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.uticaod.com/elections/x285935511/Kicinski-endorsed-by-pro-life-PAC ''Utica Observer-Dispatch'' "Kicinski endorsed by pro-life PAC," June 20, 2012]</ref> Hanna, who was backed by the Conservative Party in his 2010 takeover of a Democratic-held seat, has been passed over by the Conservatives this year due to his moderate voting record. "I think both parties are owned by their extremes.... So, someplace the solutions are going to come out of that 70, 80 percent of people who don't fit those outer places," he said.<ref>[http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/585275/hanna-faces-challenging-race/ ''Central NY YNN'' "Hanna faces challenging race," May 22, 2012]</ref>
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Kicinski was endorsed by two state pro-life groups.<ref>[http://www.uticaod.com/latestnews/x1267872811/NYS-Right-To-Life-Committee-endorses-Kicinski ''Utica Observer-Dispatch'' "NYS Right To Life Committee endorses Kicinski," June 11, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.uticaod.com/elections/x285935511/Kicinski-endorsed-by-pro-life-PAC ''Utica Observer-Dispatch'' "Kicinski endorsed by pro-life PAC," June 20, 2012]</ref> Hanna, who was backed by the Conservative Party in his 2010 takeover of a Democratic-held seat, has been passed over by the Conservatives this year due to his moderate voting record. "I think both parties are owned by their extremes.... So, someplace the solutions are going to come out of that 70, 80 percent of people who don't fit those outer places," he said.<ref>[http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/585275/hanna-faces-challenging-race/ ''Central NY YNN'' "Hanna faces challenging race," May 22, 2012]</ref>
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===2010===
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{{Primary election box 2012
On November 2, 2010, Hanna was elected to the [[United States House]]. He also ran on the [[Conservative Party]] and [[Independence Party]] tickets. He defeated Michael A. Arcuri ([[Democratic|D]]).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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|Chamber=U.S. House, New York, District 22
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|party= Republican
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|winner1 =Richard Hanna
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 =Michael Kicinski
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|candidate3 =
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|votes1 =9806
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|votes2 = 4069
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|votes3 =
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{{Election box 2010
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===Full history===
|Chamber= U.S. House, New York Congressional District 24 General Election
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{{Collapsible history section
|party1= Republican
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|Type = electoral
|party2= Democratic
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|Name = Richard Hanna
|party3= Blank/Scattering
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|Content =  
|winner1 = Richard L. Hanna
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
|Inc1 = N
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|candidate2 = Michael A. Arcuri
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|votes1 = 101559
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|votes2 = 89809
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|votes3 = 7045
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}}
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Hanna
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|year=2008
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|Editdate= March 23, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00030197&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Richard Hanna" March 2013]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=1071314
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 22nd congressional district|District 22]])
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|totalraised2010=1289710
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 24th congressional district|District 24]])
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|totalraised2008=1092861
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 24th congressional district|District 24]])
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===Individual breakdown===
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===2012===
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[[File:Richard Hanna 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Hanna's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Hanna won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Hanna's campaign committee raised a total of $1,071,315 and spent $854,032.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030197&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Richard Hanna 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 22nd Congressional District
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $1,071,315
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|total spent = $854,032
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|opponent raised = $337,979
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|opponent spent = $333,656
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|org1 = Elliott Management
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|org2 = Tuesday Group PAC
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|org3 = Honeywell International
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|org4 = National Auto Dealers Assn
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|org5 = New York Life Insurance
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|orgdonor1 = $26,500
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|orgdonor2 = $17,500
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|orgdonor3 = $17,499
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|orgdonor4 = $15,000
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|orgdonor5 = $12,500
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|ind1 = Securities & Investment
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|ind2 = General Contractors
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|ind3 = Leadership PACs
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|ind4 = Air Transport
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|ind5 = Insurance
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|inddonor1 = $98,866
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|inddonor2 = $71,672
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|inddonor3 = $57,000
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|inddonor4 = $49,999
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|inddonor5 = $35,500
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Richard_L._Hanna_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Hanna's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]] Hanna was elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,289,710 and spent $1,260,258.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00030197&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Richard L Hanna 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 24, 2011]</ref>
 
[[File:Richard_L._Hanna_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Hanna's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]] Hanna was elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,289,710 and spent $1,260,258.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00030197&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Richard L Hanna 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 24, 2011]</ref>
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|inddonor5 = $48,550
 
|inddonor5 = $48,550
 
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==Analysis==
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===Ideology and voting===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Hanna is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]" as of June 21, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/richard_hanna/412454 ''Gov Track'' "Hanna" Accessed June 21, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Hanna missed 70 of 1,708 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Apr 2013, which is 4.1% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/richard_hanna/412454 ''GovTrack,'' "Richard Hanna" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hanna paid his congressional staff a total of $762,404 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Richard_L._Hanna.html ''LegiStorm'', "Richard L. Hanna," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Hanna's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $13,683,134 to $39,475,000. That averages to $26,579,067, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House member in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 4.52% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030197&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Richard Hanna (R-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Hanna's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $13,725,124 to $41,950,000. Averaging to a net worth of $27,837,562 which was higher than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030197&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Richard L. Hanna (R-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Hanna tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 211th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
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====2011====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Hanna ranked 198th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Percentage voting with party===
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====June 2013====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|percent=87.3%
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|rank=219th
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|total=234
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|chamber=House
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|year=June, 2013
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|Rhouse=Y
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Richard + Hanna + New York + House'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Hanna is a licensed pilot with high performance and sea plane certifications. Hanna and his wife, Kim, live in Barneveld, [[New York]], and have two children.<ref>[http://hanna.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3039&Itemid=300114 ''U.S. Representative Richard Hanna, Proudly Serving New York's 24th District'' "Biography"]</ref>
 
Hanna is a licensed pilot with high performance and sea plane certifications. Hanna and his wife, Kim, live in Barneveld, [[New York]], and have two children.<ref>[http://hanna.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3039&Itemid=300114 ''U.S. Representative Richard Hanna, Proudly Serving New York's 24th District'' "Biography"]</ref>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://hanna.house.gov Congressman Richard Hanna] ''official U.S. House site''
 
*[http://hanna.house.gov Congressman Richard Hanna] ''official U.S. House site''
 
*[http://www.richardhannaforcongress.com/ Richard Hanna for Congress] ''official campaign site''
 
*[http://www.richardhannaforcongress.com/ Richard Hanna for Congress] ''official campaign site''
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Richard L. Hanna
Richard L. Hanna.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 22
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMaurice Hinchey (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,453,885
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sReed College
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 25, 1951
Place of birthUtica, New York
ProfessionBusinessman
Net worth$26,579,067
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Richard L. Hanna (b. January 25, 1951) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 22nd congressional district. Hanna was first elected to the House in 2010 and is currently serving his second consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012. Before redistricting in 2012 Hanna had previously served the 24th district.

Hanna is set to run for re-election in New York's 22nd congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Hanna graduated Reed College with honors in economics and political science as well as starting his own company prior to his congressional career, Hanna Construction.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Hanna is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.


Biography

Hanna was born in Utica, New York. He earned a B.A. from Reed College in 1976.[1]

Career

After graduating with honors in economics and political science, Hanna started Hanna Construction and worked on small residential projects. Over the next 27 years Hanna Construction grew to employ more than 450 people, and completed a myriad of multi-million dollar commercial and municipal projects in upstate New York.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Hanna serves on the following committees:[3]

Joint Economic Committee

2011-2012

Hanna served on the following committees:[4]

  • Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit (Vice Chair)
    • Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
    • Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
  • Education and the Workforce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
    • Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
    • Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
  • Small Business Committee
    • Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access
    • Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations

Issues

Political positions

The American Conservative Union has rated Hanna the lowest in their ranking of House Republicans' voting records based on adherence to Conservative values.[5]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Hanna voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]

House vote on abortion ban

Voted "No" On June 18, 2013, the House voted 228-196, mostly along party lines, to approve a ban on late-term abortions, or abortions occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy[7][8] A number of members crossed over party lines in their votes. The vote was largely symbolic as the Senate is not expected to take up the bill and the White House has threatened to veto the legislation.[9] Hanna was one of six Republican members who voted against the ban.

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 24th congressional district elections, 2012

Hanna ran for re-election in 2012 on the Republican and Conservative tickets.[10] He defeated Michael Kicinski Sr. in the June 26 Republican primary.[11] Hanna was re-elected in November.[12]

Hanna had the obvious advantage of being an incumbent, along with having campaign funds far exceeding those of any competitors.[13]

Kicinski, who founded a local Tea Party group, said Hanna hasn't made good on his campaign promises to reduce the budget and uphold the debt limit.[14] Kicinski supported more immediate changes, while Hanna has worked toward 20- or 30-year plans.[14] Kicinski also pledged not to raise the debt ceiling, while he said Hanna voted three times to raise the debt ceiling.[15]

Neither candidate supported federal subsidies for wind energy, and both supported hydrofracking, a controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas, although Kicinski said he only supports it if done responsibly. Both opposed the nationalized health care bill known as Obamacare, but Hanna saw some good parts of the bill, particularly those requiring coverage for pre-existing conditions.[14]

Kicinski was endorsed by two state pro-life groups.[16][17] Hanna, who was backed by the Conservative Party in his 2010 takeover of a Democratic-held seat, has been passed over by the Conservatives this year due to his moderate voting record. "I think both parties are owned by their extremes.... So, someplace the solutions are going to come out of that 70, 80 percent of people who don't fit those outer places," he said.[18]

U.S. House, New York District 22 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Hanna Incumbent 56.4% 157,941
     Democratic Dan Lamb 36.4% 102,080
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 7.2% 20,168
Total Votes 280,189
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"
U.S. House, New York, District 22 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Hanna Incumbent 70.7% 9,806
Michael Kicinski 29.3% 4,069
Total Votes 13,875

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hanna is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hanna raised a total of $3,453,885 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[20]

Richard Hanna's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 22) Won $1,071,314
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 24) Won $1,289,710
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 24) Won $1,092,861
Grand Total Raised $3,453,885

Individual breakdown

2012

Breakdown of the source of Hanna's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Hanna won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hanna's campaign committee raised a total of $1,071,315 and spent $854,032.[21]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Hanna's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Hanna was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,289,710 and spent $1,260,258.[22]
U.S. House, New York, 2010 - Richard Hanna Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,289,710
Total Spent $1,260,258
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,863,854
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,886,555
Top contributors to Richard Hanna's campaign committee
Suit-Kote Corp$40,800
Elliott Management$16,933
Tioga Construction$13,150
Strategic Financial Services$12,000
Associated Builders & Contractors$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$77,831
Securities & Investment$69,584
General Contractors$69,350
Retired$59,693
Building Materials & Equipment$48,550

Analysis

Ideology and voting

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hanna is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 21, 2013.[23]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Hanna missed 70 of 1,708 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Apr 2013, which is 4.1% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[24]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hanna paid his congressional staff a total of $762,404 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[25]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Hanna's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $13,683,134 to $39,475,000. That averages to $26,579,067, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House member in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 4.52% from 2010.[26]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Hanna's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $13,725,124 to $41,950,000. Averaging to a net worth of $27,837,562 which was higher than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[27]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Hanna tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 211th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[28]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Hanna ranked 198th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[29]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Richard L. Hanna has voted with the Republican Party 87.3% of the time, which ranked 219th among the 234 House Republican members as of June, 2013.

Recent news

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Personal

Hanna is a licensed pilot with high performance and sea plane certifications. Hanna and his wife, Kim, live in Barneveld, New York, and have two children.[30]

External links

References

  1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "HANNA, Richard, (1951 - )"
  2. U.S. Representative Richard Hanna, Proudly Serving New York's 24th District "Biography"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. U.S. Representative Richard Hanna, Proudly Serving New York's 24th District "Committees"
  5. Herkimer Telegram "Minor party lines mostly absent in 22nd Congressional race," May 31, 2012
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. CNN, "House passes late term abortion ban," accessed June 20, 2013
  8. U.S. House, "June 18 Roll Call Vote," accessed June 20, 2013
  9. Politico, "House OKs 20-week abortion ban bill," accessed June 20, 2013
  10. WBNG "Hanna Opens His Door," January 5, 2012
  11. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  12. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  13. Little Falls Times "Hanna leads congressional fundraising in new 22nd District," June 19, 2012
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Oneida Dispatch "Hanna, Kicinski vie for 22nd Congressional District GOP bid," June 20, 2012
  15. News Channel 34 "Kicinski Says "No New Debt Limit"," June 21, 2012
  16. Utica Observer-Dispatch "NYS Right To Life Committee endorses Kicinski," June 11, 2012
  17. Utica Observer-Dispatch "Kicinski endorsed by pro-life PAC," June 20, 2012
  18. Central NY YNN "Hanna faces challenging race," May 22, 2012
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Richard Hanna" March 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Richard Hanna 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Richard L Hanna 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 24, 2011
  23. Gov Track "Hanna" Accessed June 21, 2013
  24. GovTrack, "Richard Hanna" Accessed April 2013
  25. LegiStorm, "Richard L. Hanna," Accessed October 1, 2012
  26. OpenSecrets.org "Richard Hanna (R-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  27. OpenSecrets.org, "Richard L. Hanna (R-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012
  28. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  29. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  30. U.S. Representative Richard Hanna, Proudly Serving New York's 24th District "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Maurice Hinchey
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 22
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Michael Arcuri
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 24
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Dan Maffei