Eric Kearney

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Eric Kearney
Eric Kearney 2011.jpg
Ohio State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Leader, Ohio Senate
2012 - 2013
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2005
AppointedDecember 2005
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
J.D.University of Cincinnati Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Eric H. Kearney (b. October 27, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 9. He was first appointed to the chamber in December 2005. He served as Minority Leader from 2012 to 2013.

Kearney was running for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio in 2014 on a ticket with Ed FitzGerald but withdrew from the race due to personal tax problems.[1][2]

He was ineligible to run for re-election to the Senate in 2014 because of term-limits.

Biography

Kearney earned his B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati School of Law. His professional experience includes being the founder of Sesh Communications and as a partner at the law firm of Cohen, Todd, Kit & Stanford, LLC.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kearney served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Reference
Rules

2011-2012

2009-2010

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Kearney was running for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Ohio on a ticket with Ed FitzGerald. However, he withdrew from the race in December 2013 due to personal tax problems.[4]

2010

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2010

Kearney won re-election to the Ohio State Senate against Deborah M. McKinney (R) and Jessica L. Mears (L). None of the candidates were opposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010. The election took place on November 2, 2010.[5][6][7][8]

Ohio State Senate, District 9
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Kearney (D) 54,430 68.08%
Deborah M. McKinney (R) 22,842 28.57%
Jessica L. Mears (L) 2,677 3.35%

2006

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Kearney was elected to Ohio State Senate District 9.[9][10][11]

Kearney raised $230,355 for his campaign.[12]

Ohio State Senate District 1
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Kearney (D) 56,231
Thomas G. Brown (R) 22,397

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010 Kearney raised $150,318.[13]

Listed below are primary contributors.

Donor Amount
OHIO DEMOCRATIC PARTY $11,970
CIOFFI, MICHAEL L $5,000
FIRSTENERGY CORP $5,000
OHIO ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES $5,000
OHIO CREDIT UNION LEAGUE $4,000

2008

In 2008 Kearney raised $105,712.[14]

Listed below are the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
ZURY, KIMBERLY $5,000
FIRSTENERGY CORP $5,000
PROCTER & GAMBLE $3,000

2006

In 2006 Kearney raised $230,355.[15]

Listed below are primary contributors.

Donor Amount
LABORERS LOCAL 265 $4,000
ROUSE, JACK G $3,700
OHIO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $3,500

Scorecards

{{Ohio legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2014}

Personal

Kearney and his wife, Jan-Michele, have two children. They currently reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.[3]

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Ohio State Senate District 9
2005–present
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