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Candidate Profile: Ryan Cronin

A look at Garden City resident challenging State Sen. Kemp Hannon.

Name: Ryan Cronin

Hometown: Garden City

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.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit http://www.vote411.org/pollfinder.php to find your local polling location.

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