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Dennis Dunne, Sr., state Senator, District 6

DENNIS DUNNE, SR.

Republican

BACKGROUND:

  • Dunne, 70, of Levittown, is also running on the Conservative and Independence party lines.
  • He is a Hempstead Town Councilman for the Sixth District, and previously served 22 years in the Nassau County Legislature, representing the 15th District.
  • Dunne holds an associate degree from Nassau Community College and a bachelor's degree from Hofstra University.

ISSUES:

  • Dunne wants to repeal state legislation that eliminated cash bail for misdemeanors and nonviolent felony charges.
  • Dunne has touted legislation he helped to pass in Hempstead Town, including increasing the age for purchasing vaping products and restricting advertising of such products near schools and playgrounds.
  • He also supports repeal of a congestion pricing plan that Republicans argue would burden suburban drivers headed to Manhattan.

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