It has been four years since I was first sworn into office to serve as your representative in Suffolk County’s Fifth District, a beautiful place with its own unique attributes and needs. Together we have risen to challenges and fought for what we believe is right. Together we have faced the fury of nature and started to ignite a languishing economy.  Together we have celebrated triumphs of human spirit and cheered on the smaller, daily victories that unite us all.  Together we have worked to set the course of Suffolk County right again.


We have been successful on many fronts, but there is still more work to be done. As the Legislature’s new Majority Leader in 2016, I look forward to using this new avenue to effect change and unite my colleagues on important matters. I am proud of what my fellow legislators and I have accomplished so far and remain excited by the opportunities in each day.


As always, however, you remain critical to my role, for it is you who keeps me here fighting for our future. The vision you and I share for our destiny is what motivates me as a public servant. The disappointments that come from the slow pace of change that seems to be built into governmental operations are far outweighed by the sense of hope that I get from our continued partnership toward making our community the best it can be. As always, please contact my office to share ideas or discuss issues of concern. I am here to help.


Best Wishes,

Kara Hahn's Signature

Suffolk County Legislator
Fifth District


Local Law 16-2014 established specific guidelines that better regulate pet dealers and pet stores operating in Suffolk County.  Click here to review Local Law 16-2014.

If you believe a pet dealer or pet shop is violating Local Law 16-2014, click here for details on how to file a complaint with Suffolk County's Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs .

Listing of commonly abused prescription drugs.  Click here to see what you need to be on the look out for.  To receive a copy, please contact Legislator Hahn’s office at (631) 854-1650.

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-- Introduced a bill to ban the sale of personal care products containing microbeads in Suffolk County (IR 1661-2015).

-- Worked to strengthen the County’s regulation of nonnative invasive plant species (IR 1642-2015).

-- Drafted legislation to increase awareness of dry cleaning chemical use through a product hazard identification notice for consumers (IR 1605-2015).

-- Sponsored a law to establish a “Drug Stewardship Program” to provide residents with convenient ways to safely and environmentally responsibly dispose of expired and unneeded medications (IR 1564-2015).

Celebrating Stony Brook’s Bravest Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn was on hand to celebrate the brave men and women of the Stony Brook Fire Department for their service to the community during the Department’s annual installation dinner. This year, Legislator Hahn had the privilege of presenting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Veteran Pins to the 25 department members who served in our armed forces. The Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Veteran Pins was designated through legislation approved in the Suffolk County Legislature last year.