Bio: Cronin told Patch in July he is running for the New York State Senate’s 6th District to
give residents a fresh and independent voice in Albany. The Garden City
resident, who previously resided in both West Hempstead and Hempstead,
is an attorney who has spent much of his legal career dealing with
complex litigation and representing victims of financial frauds
including financier Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. He has also been
honored for his pro bono work representing the disabled.
At the age of
23, Cronin began working in local politics and served as the Executive
Director of the Nassau County Democratic Committee and has also worked
with Rebuilding Together and the Special Olympics in addition to
participating in voter protection initiatives.
Education: Cronin graduated from Chaminade High
School and then from Loyola College in Maryland, where he studied
political science and economics. He also earned a law degree from
Washington University in St. Louis.
Opponent: State Sen. Kemp Hannon, R-Garden City
District: The 6th Senatorial District includes
Bethpage, East Meadow, Farmingdale, Plainview, Plainedge, Massapequa,
Uniondale, Lakeview, Hempstead, Garden City, Levittown, Salisbury,
Island Trees, Franklin Square, Garden City South and a small portion of
Wantagh and Seaford.