Richard L. Hanna

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Richard Hanna
Richard Hanna, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byMaurice Hinchey
Succeeded byClaudia Tenney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byMike Arcuri
Succeeded byDan Maffei
Personal details
Richard Louis Hanna

(1951-01-25)January 25, 1951
Utica, New York, U.S.
DiedMarch 15, 2020(2020-03-15) (aged 69)
New Hartford, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Kimberly Hanna
EducationReed College (BA)

Richard Louis Hanna (January 25, 1951 – March 15, 2020) was an American politician. He was a U.S. Representative from New York from 2011 to 2017. He was known for being the second Republican U.S. Representative to support same-sex marriage in the United States.[1]

Hanna was known for his bipartisanship.[2] He was against Obamacare and the Patriot Act. Hanna supported Equal Rights Amendment, abortion and supported female Democratic candidates.[3][4]

In December 2015, Hanna announced he would not run for re-election in the 2016 election citing his retirement due to family issues.[5]

On August 2, 2016, Hanna became the first sitting Republican member of Congress to say that he would vote for Hillary Clinton for President over Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.[6][7]

Hanna died on March 15, 2020 under hospice care in New Hartford, New York of cancer, aged 69.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gay marriage legal brief: Two Republicans in Congress support LGBT rights". 26 February 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. The Lugar Center - McCourt School Bipartisan Index (PDF), The Lugar Center, March 7, 2016, retrieved April 30, 2017
  3. "Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats". The Huffington Post. March 22, 2012.
  4. Tumulty, Brian (June 18, 2013). "Hanna sole New York Republican to oppose House abortion bill". Politics on the Hudson. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  5. Weiner, Mark (December 20, 2015). "GOP Rep. Richard Hanna plans to retire at end of term (video)". Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  6. Richard Hanna (2 August 2016). "Rep. Richard Hanna letter: We should all be done with Donald Trump (commentary)".
  7. "Republican Rep. Richard Hanna will vote for Clinton". Politico. August 2, 2016.
  8. Former Rep. Richard Hanna, GOP moderate from Upstate NY, dies at 69

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