Nancy Larraine Hoffmann

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Nancy Larraine Hoffmann (born September 22, 1947, Needham, Massachusetts) is a former Republican State Senator from Central New York State.


She was a member of the city council of Syracuse.[1]

She was a member of the New York State Senate from 1985 to 2004, sitting in the 186th, 187th, 188th, 189th, 190th, 191st, 192nd, 193rd, 194th and 195th New York State Legislatures. She was first elected in 1984 as a Democrat.[2] In 1998, she switched to the Republican Party.

As a senator she was Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee from 1985 to 1998 and Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee from 1999 to 2004. She and her family own a farm in Onondaga County, New York. In 2004 she was challenged in the Republican primary by Tom Dadey, a conservative activist. Hoffmann defeated Dadey in the Republican primary and faced a general election with Oneida-based Democrat David J. Valesky and Dadey, who ran on the Conservative Party line. She narrowly lost to Valesky in the three-way race.[1][3] In 2006, she indicated that she would run for Lieutenant Governor in the upcoming election, but on May 19, 2006, she announced that she was dropping out of the race.[4]


  1. ^ a b "For Senate Democrats Thinking of Switching Parties, Cautionary Tales Abound". City&State. October 13, 2008. Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ Schmalz, Jeffrey (1988-01-11). "Metro Matters; In Land of 'Oz,' A State Senator Breaks the Rules". New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Katz, Celeste (January 24, 2008). "Lining Up in the 25th CD". New York: NY Daily News. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  4. ^ The Post-Standard Retrieved 8 February 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Martin S. Auer
New York State Senate
48th District

Succeeded by
James W. Wright
Preceded by
John A. DeFrancisco
New York State Senate
49th District

Succeeded by
David J. Valesky
Preceded by
New York State Senate
Chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture

Succeeded by
Patricia McGee