Owen Johnson through the years
After serving in the New York State Senate since 1972, Owen Johnson (R-West Babylon) is retiring. Here's a look back at this decades of service.
Copy of an advertisement run in a 1972 edition of the Babylon Beacon, promoting the political campaign of Owen Johnson.
In an undated photo, Sen.Owen Johnson, left, Bernice Gomez, center, and Sen. Caesar Trunzo cut the ceremonial ribbon to open a business incubator targeting Hispanic-owned businesses, launched by the L.I. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Owen Johnson, center, gets in the spirit at 1998 press conference to announce the formation of the Long Island Ducks. Bud Harrelson, left, former Mets manager and player, is part-owner of the ducks. Frank Boulton, right, CEO of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc. joins Johnson and Harrelson for the occasion.
Elaine Thompson, left, of Bohemia chats with State Sen. Owen Johnson as Suffolk County Republicans begin to gather at their election night headquarters in Hauppauge to await election results. (November 8, 2011)
Senators Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., left, and Owen H. Johnson, right, present 5-year old Grace Varley with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for heroically helping to save her younger brother's life after he started choking and passed our during a recent family dinner. (June 1, 2012)
In an undated photo, State Sen. Owen Johnson stands in the capital building in Albany.
From left, front row: State Sen. Owen Johnson, Maria Pecorale, Nancy Donohue, County Legislator Angie Carpenter
From left, back row: Norma Meder, Virgina Bonfiglio, Dorothy Radigan, Karen Silverthorn and Lawrence Donohue
At the Sagtikos Manor in Bay Shore (Dec. 4, 2002)
In an undated photo, State Sen. Owen Johnson is at work during a Senate session in Albany.