|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 4th district
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
|Preceded by||David A. Levy|
|Succeeded by||Carolyn McCarthy|
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
from the 15th district
January 1, 1985 – December 31, 1992
|Preceded by||Angelo F. Orazio|
|Succeeded by||Donna Ferrara|
|Born||April 27, 1955|
Queens, 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. 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, sitting in the 186th, 187th, 188th and 189th New York State Legislatures.
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.
- United States Congress. "Dan Frisa (id: F000387)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Bio and link to columns at NewsMax.com
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|Preceded by |
Angelo F. Orazio
| New York State Assembly |
|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