Dan Frisa (born April 27, 1955) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1997. Born in Queens, he attended the East Meadow public schools and was a member of the New York State Assembly. He also was a marketing representative for Johnson and Johnson and a retail executive for Fortunoff before his election to Congress.
He unseated fellow Republican David A. Levy in the 1994 primary election, and served one term in the 104th Congress, representing New York's fourth 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.
Since leaving Congress, Frisa has written for NewsMax.com and made appearances on politically-oriented television programs. He has also unsuccessfully sought to regain his congressional seat.
Preceded by: David A. Levy U.S. Representative, New York 4th District 1995-1997 Succeeded by: Carolyn McCarthy