John J. Flanagan
|John J. Flanagan, Jr.|
|Member of the New York Senate
from the 2nd district
|Preceded by||James Lack|
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 9th district
|Preceded by||John J. Flanagan, Sr.|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Raia|
May 7, 1961 |
West Islip, New York
|Residence||East Northport, New York|
|Alma mater||College of William & Mary
Touro Law Center
John J. Flanagan, Jr. (born May 7, 1961) represents the 2nd District of the New York State Senate, which includes the entire Town of Smithtown and portions of both the Towns of Brookhaven and the Huntington, all located in Suffolk County, New York. Flanagan succeeded his father, John J. Flanagan, Sr., who served in the New York State Assembly from 1973 to 1986, when Flanagan, Jr. was first elected at age 25, serving until 2002, when he was elected to the New York State Senate.
Flanagan was raised in Huntington, New York, and attended Harborfields High School. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1983 with a B.A. in Economics. He received a law degree from Touro Law School in 1990 and was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 1991. Flanagan has become involved in state budget issues after having served as the ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee while in the Assembly.
Senator Flanagan recently joined with Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee announced that the life-saving “Breast Density Information” law they jointly sponsored to help in the fight against breast cancer is now in effect in New York State. The new law is intended to improve early detection of breast cancer by informing women of their breast density and encouraging them to discuss with their physicians the potential benefits of additional screening tests.
Flanagan has also sponsored legislation that would ban the sale of salvia divinorum throughout New York State. His efforts to ban the hallucinogen has caused some discussion with opinions on both sides of the issue and is awaiting passage in the New York State Assembly.
Senator Flanagan also has reintroduced his legislation that would ban the elements in synthetic marijuana.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Education and is a member of the Committees on on Codes; Corporations, Authorities and Commissions; Finance; Higher Education; Insurance; Judiciary; Rules and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs. He has voted in favor of the NY Safe Act.
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|New York Assembly|
John J. Flanagan, Sr.
|New York State Assembly, 9th District
|New York State Senate|
|New York State Senate, 2nd District
|Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education
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