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Daniel Frisa : biography

April 27, 1955 -

Daniel "Dan" Frisa (born April 27, 1955) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1997. Frisa is a Republican.

Born in Queens, New York, Frisa attended East Meadow, New York public schools and graduated from St. John's University. He earned his law degree from Touro Law Center. He became an Eagle Scout at age thirteen. He also was a marketing representative for Johnson & Johnson and a retail executive for Fortunoff before entering politics. Frisa was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1985 to 1992.

Frisa unseated fellow Republican David A. Levy in the 1994 primary election, and served one term in the 104th Congress, representing New York's 4th congressional district.

Frisa ran for re-election in 1996 but was defeated by Carolyn McCarthy, who drew much attention to Frisa's opposition to certain federal firearms legislation. McCarthy's husband had died, and her son was injured, in the December 7, 1993, shooting by Colin Ferguson aboard a Long Island Rail Road commuter train. The shooting occurred in Frisa's district, and McCarthy gained notoriety for her activism after the incident. The story was depicted in the 1998 television movie The Long Island Incident.

Since leaving Congress, Frisa has written for NewsMax.com and made appearances on politically oriented television programs. In 2002, he unsuccessfully sought to regain his congressional seat but placed second in a three-way Republican primary that was won by Marilyn F. O'Grady.

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