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State Sen. Owen Johnson throws out a ceremonial (Credit: Ari Mintz)

State Sen. Owen Johnson throws out a ceremonial pitch at EAB Park before Opening Night game Long Island Ducks vs. Nashua Pride. (April 27, 2000)

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

Copy of an advertisement run in a 1972 edition of the Babylon Beacon, promoting the political campaign of Owen Johnson.

State Sen. Owen Johnson throws out a ceremonial
(Credit: Ari Mintz)

State Sen. Owen Johnson throws out a ceremonial pitch at EAB Park before Opening Night game Long Island Ducks vs. Nashua Pride. (April 27, 2000)

In an undated photo, Sen.Owen Johnson, left, Bernice
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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.

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Owen Johnson, center, gets in the spirit at
(Credit: Newsday/Daniel Goodrich, 1998)

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
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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)

Re-elected State Sen. Owen Johnson, left, says goodbye
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Re-elected State Sen. Owen Johnson, left, says goodbye to his mentor State Sen. Caesar Trunzo, who was defeated after 37 years in the Senate. (Nov. 4, 2008)

Senators Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., left, and Owen
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

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
(Credit: Dave Oxford)

In an undated photo, State Sen. Owen Johnson stands in the capital building in Albany.

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County Legislator Angie Carpenter, left, and State Sen.
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County Legislator Angie Carpenter, left, and State Sen. Owen Johnson, right, escort Robert David Lion Gardiner into the Sagtikos Manor in Bay Shore. (December 4, 2002)

From left, front row: State Sen. Owen Johnson,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sulivan)

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
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In an undated photo, State Sen. Owen Johnson is at work during a Senate session in Albany.

From left: Suffolk County Legislator Rick Montano, with
(Credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein)

From left: Suffolk County Legislator Rick Montano, with State Senators Lee Zeldin, and Owen Johnson, speak about issues during a round table discussion in Central Islip. (Jan. 13, 2012)

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