Dan Frisa

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Dan Frisa
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byDavid A. Levy
Succeeded byCarolyn McCarthy
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 15th district
In office
January 1, 1985 – December 31, 1992
Preceded byAngelo F. Orazio
Succeeded byDonna Ferrara
Personal details
Born (1955-04-27) April 27, 1955 (age 64)
Queens, New York
Political partyRepublican

Daniel "Dan" Frisa (born April 27, 1955) is a lawyer and former Republican politician. He was a United States Congressman and a state legislator from New York.

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,[1] he became an Eagle Scout at age thirteen.[2] 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, sitting in the 186th, 187th, 188th and 189th New York State Legislatures.

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 his opposition to certain federal firearms legislation. McCarthy's husband had died, and her son was injured, in the December 7, 1993, mass shooting by Colin Ferguson aboard a Long Island Rail Road commuter train; the shooting occurred in Frisa's district, and McCarthy became a gun control activist 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 O'Grady. Frisa is presently Senior Counsel with SHAHLA PC.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-23. Retrieved 2012-05-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "About Dan Frisa". Dan Frisa for Congress. Archived from the original on 2002-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-02.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Angelo F. Orazio
New York State Assembly
15th District

Succeeded by
Donna Ferrara
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
David A. Levy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Carolyn McCarthy