Richard Hanna

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Richard L. Hanna
Richard L. Hanna.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 24
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sReed College
Date of birthJanuary 25, 1951
Place of birthUtica, New York
Office website
Campaign website
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.


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


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


Hanna serves on the following committees:[3]

  • 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


Political positions

Specific Votes

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Richard L. Hanna voted with the Republican Party 86.5% of the time, which ranked 225th among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[4]



On November 2, 2010, Hanna was elected to the United States House. He defeated Michael A. Arcuri (D), the Conservative Party and Independence Party candidates, and Blank/Scattering.[5]

United States House, New York General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard L. Hanna 43.2% 85,702
     Conservative 5.2% 10,313
     Independence 2.8% 5,584
     Democratic Michael A. Arcuri 45.3% 89,809
     Blank/Scattering 3.5% 7,045
Total Votes 198,453

Campaign donors


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.[6]


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.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Arcuri
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 24
Succeeded by