Michael Kearns

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Michael Kearns
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New York State Assembly District 142
Incumbent
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$172/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 20, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 145
March 2012-2013
Education
Bachelor'sCanisius College
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael P. Kearns is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 142. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on March 20, 2012.

He previously represented District 145 in the Assembly from 2012 to 2013.

Biography

Kearns earned his B.A. in Political Science from Canisius College. His professional experience includes being a member of the South District Common Council in the City of Buffalo, a former Sanitation worker for the City of Buffalo and as Vice-President of Kearns & Associates.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Banks
Cities
Housing
Oversight, Analysis and Investigation

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Michael Kearns is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Kearns is also running on the Republican Party, Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets.[2]

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Kearns ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 142. He ran unopposed in the Democratic, Republican, Conservative Party and Working Families Party primaries on September 13, 2012. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

New York State Assembly, District 142, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Kearns Incumbent 100% 52,415
Total Votes 52,415

2012 special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Kearns, a self-identified Democrat, ran on the Republican ticket to challenge the endorsed Democratic candidate. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Mark Schroeder (D) resigned after being elected Buffalo City comptroller.[6]

Kearns defeated Christopher Fahey (D) in the March 20, 2012 special election. Kearns ran on the Republican and Independence Party tickets to challenge Fahey.[7][8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Michael Kearns is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Michael Kearns raised a total of $29,943 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[9]

Michael Kearns's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 142 Won $29,943
Grand Total Raised $29,943

2012

General election

Michael Kearns won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Michael Kearns raised a total of $29,943.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Kearns's campaign in 2012
Alexander, Daniel$4,100
Voice For Education Cmte on Political Educati$4,100
Greater Buffalo Sports & Entertainment LLC$2,625
Vukelic, Eugene P$1,000
Ajs Wholesale Llc$900
Total Raised in 2012$29,943
Source:Follow the Money

Special election

Michael Kearns won election to the New York State Assembly, District 145 in 2012. During that election cycle, Michael Kearns raised a total of $122,027.
New York State Assembly, District 145 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Kearns's campaign in 2012
Friends of Michael P Kearns$11,500
Jays Candy & Tobacco Products$5,000
Red Jacket Management Services LLC$5,000
Abcz Holdings LLC$5,000
Pierce National Enterprises LLC$4,100
Total Raised in 2012$122,027
Source:Follow the Money

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[10]

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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

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Personal

Kearns and his wife, Erin, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jane Corwin (R)
New York Assembly District 142
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Mark Schroeder
New York Assembly District 145
2012–2013
Succeeded by
John Ceretto (R)