Dear Neighbor,

Since the first days of the American Revolution, through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Suffolk County residents have had a long and proud tradition of offering themselves to the defense and security of our nation.   It has been a story of ordinary men and women whose actions and selflessness helped to define this nation’s past and shape its present.


It is a history of unexpected heroes who answered the nation’s call to protect liberty and defend freedom where ever it was threatened.  From battle fields of lush grassland to towering beachheads; from the open seas to desert sands, these men and women gave of themselves, not for fame, or fortune or personal reward but because they knew the true cost to humanity if they chose not answer that call to defend democracy.

On this Memorial Day, let our gratitude serve as an honor to those who are currently serving and all those who never returned home.  It is because of those who were, and those who continue to be willing to protect freedom at any cost, that we are truly free.

May peace be with you and your family,

Kara Hahn's Signature

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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 -- Sponsored legislation to appoint Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory to the Suffolk County Landbank Corporation's Board of Directors (IR 1403-2016).

-- Introduced bills to appoint new members of the Food Policy Council of Suffolk County (Diane Shulman Rabin - IR 1394-2016, Ann S. Fangmann - IR 1328-2016 and Michael Martinsen - IR 1046-2016).

-- Drafted legislation to reappoint Stony Brook University Marine Sciences expert, R. Lawrence Swanson,  to the Council on Environmental Quality (IR 1313-2016).

Legislator Hahn Recognizes Eagle Scout Matthew Carney Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn joined the family and friends of new Eagle Scout Matthew Carney during his Court. For his community service project, the Troop 70 Eagle removed deteriorated turtle platforms at Caleb Smith State Park and replaced them with six new “Sea Floating Platforms.” The improved infrastructure has innumerable health benefits for the turtles and allows the public to observe turtles in their natural habitat.