It has been five years since I was first sworn into office to serve as your representative in Suffolk County’s Fifth District, a beautiful place with its own unique attributes and needs. Together we have risen to challenges and fought for what we believe is right. Together we have faced the fury of nature and started to ignite a languishing economy.  Together we have celebrated triumphs of human spirit and cheered on the smaller, daily victories that unite us all.  Together we have worked to set the course of Suffolk County right again.


We have been successful on many fronts, but there is still more work to be done. As the Legislature’s new Majority Leader in 2016, I look forward to using this new avenue to effect change and unite my colleagues on important matters. I am proud of what my fellow legislators and I have accomplished so far and remain excited by the opportunities in each day.


As always, however, you remain critical to my role, for it is you who keeps me here fighting for our future. The vision you and I share for our destiny is what motivates me as a public servant. The disappointments that come from the slow pace of change that seems to be built into governmental operations are far outweighed by the sense of hope that I get from our continued partnership toward making our community the best it can be. As always, please contact my office to share ideas or discuss issues of concern. I am here to help.


Best wishes,

Suffolk County Legislator
Fifth District


Local Law 16-2014 established specific guidelines that better regulate pet dealers and pet stores operating in Suffolk County.  Click here to review Local Law 16-2014.

If you believe a pet dealer or pet shop is violating Local Law 16-2014, click here for details on how to file a complaint with Suffolk County's Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs .

Listing of commonly abused prescription drugs.  Click here to see what you need to be on the look out for.  To receive a copy, please contact Legislator Hahn’s office at (631) 854-1650.

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-- Drafted legislation to create a Parks Protector Program to protect County parkland from illegal dumping (IR 1004-2017).

-- Introduced legislation to increase the transparency of asset forfeiture funds overseen by Suffolk County Agencies (IR 1927-2016).

-- Sponsored a bill to amend and improve the County’s alarm program permitting process (IR 1875-2016).

-- Designated the week of September 5th through September 11th as “Suicide Prevention Week” in Suffolk County (IR 1814-2016).

State Joins Suffolk in Calling for Drinking Water 1,4 Dioxin Standard Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn joined with other elected officials and State representatives in calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to establish an official drinking water standard for the federally unregulated contaminant 1,4-dioxane. Recognizing the potential dangers of the chemical, Legislator Hahn in 2014 sponsored legislation that directed the Department of Health Services to test groundwater for 1,4 Dioxane. Last year, Legislator Hahn and 11 of her legislative colleagues sent a letter to the State requesting it establish a state limit for the emerging contaminant in the absence of federal guidance.