For decades, Kara Hahn has been our hometown community advocate, committed to fighting for hardworking families, preserving our environment, and protecting our unique suburban way of life. Born and raised in Suffolk County, Kara’s mom who was a teacher and her dad, a volunteer firefighter, inspired Kara’s dedication to service at an early age.
As a small child, Kara often heard her father answer the call to service at all hours of the night as he rushed to fires and other emergencies in their community. After the devastation of Hurricane Gloria she and her brother joined their dad to clear trees throughout the area, helping the community recover however they could. She watched her mother fight to preserve land slated for development and spend her free time cleaning trash off the neighborhood roadway. Kara saw firsthand the importance of community camaraderie, and the value of hard work.
During her teen years, Kara mowed lawns, shoveled driveways, cleaned rooms and waitressed at the local Three Village Inn, she also worked at McDonald’s, Macy’s, and even Newsday delivering papers on her bicycle. read more »