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New York State Senator Johnson to Retire

Newsday reports long-time New York State senator to step down after 40 years of service.

State Senator Owen Johnson will not seek re-election this Fall, according to a report on Friday in Newsday.

According to the report, Johnson (R-Babylon) informed party leaders of his decision recently. Local party leaders will now a candidate to replace Johnson on the ballot for this for the Fourth Senate District.

Suffolk Legislator Ricardo Montano had bucked Democratic Party leaders in filing the required number of petitions to the senator.

Johnson was first elected to the state senate in 1972. He's a graduate of Babylon High School. He currently lives in West Babylon with his wife, Christel.

The Fourth Senate District runs along the South Shore of Southwestern Suffolk County, and includes Lindenhurst, West Babylon, Babylon Village, North Babylon, Deer Park and West Islip.

Dangerous Minds!! July 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM
i agree w/voting taxpayer. its about time he stepped down. there should be a mandatory age limit where enough is enough.
Walter Isaacs July 14, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Oh goodie, maybe we can have Stephen Flanagan and his TAXPAC crew. http://www.lipolitics.com/blog/2012/02/09/stephen-flanagan-announces-candidacy-for-nys-senate/ Prepare the tin foil.
Nino July 14, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Sad, nice guy though. Alot of folks ran from NYC to Long Island,only problem though is not one politican has really cared for the busy homeowners working day and night to pay the taxes and support all the political patronage jobs and likewise in the school Districts. Meantime, NYC has gotten all the gravey and the homes we fled from are worth close to a million dollars and here in 30 years they are worth...well you know. We pay for everything over and over. There is little to nothing to do for free. In NYC those beaches are free, here they cost 8 dollars to park and there is no end in sight to fees and upgraded taxes year in and out. We really need a rebellious leader to rise to the event .This guy retiring has squandered money he was suppose to give out in his district.Does anyone have a list of the hundreds of thousands of dollars Washington provides for Senators to distribute in his district each year? What did he do with all the money he was to distribute in his district to the taxpayers? I don;t see anything??
Nino July 14, 2012 at 11:14 PM
BRAVO !!!!!!!!

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