Name: John Flanagan
Hometown: East Northport
Bio: Sen. Senator John J. Flanagan represents the Second State Senate District, which includes the entire Town of Smithtown and portions of both the Town of Brookhaven and the Town of Huntington. He was first elected to represent this portion of Suffolk County in 2002 and reelected in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. Senator Flanagan is currently the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Education. He also serves on the Committees on Codes; Corporations, Authorities and Commissions; Finance; Higher Education; Insurance; Judiciary and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs.
Senator Flanagan resides in East Northport with his wife, the former Lisa Perez of Maryland. Together, they have raised three children including a daughter who is recently graduated from college and two sons who are currently attending.
He is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines and will run unopposed.
Education: In 1983, he earned a B.A. in Economics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and in 1990 he received a law degree from Touro Law School.
Opponent: Erron Toulon, Democrat, (Though his name will be on the ballot, he has since decided to take a job with Suffolk County.)
District: Sen. Senator John J. Flanagan represents the Second Senate District, which includes the entire Town of Smithtown and portions of both the Town of Brookhaven and the Town of Huntington.