Richard Hanna

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Richard L. Hanna
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U.S. House, New York, District 24
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sReed College
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 25, 1951
Place of birthUtica, New York
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
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.

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

2011-2012

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

Issues

Political positions

Specific Votes

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

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 86.5% of the time, which ranked 225th among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[4]

Elections

2010

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 (D).[5]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 24 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard L. Hanna 51.2% 101,559
     Democratic Michael A. Arcuri 45.3% 89,809
     Blank/Scattering 3.6% 7,045
Total Votes 198,413

Campaign donors

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.[6]
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

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.[7]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Arcuri
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 24
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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