Thomas Kirwan

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Thomas Kirwan
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New York State Assembly District 100
Former member
In office
1995 - 2008, January 2011 - November 28, 2011
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedFebruary 28, 2011
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionRetired policeman
Thomas Kirwan was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 100 from 1995 to 2008 and again from January 2011 until he died on November 28, 2011.

He was first elected in 1994 but was successfully challenged by Frank Skartados (D) in 2008. He regained his seat in 2010, defeating Skartados by 15 votes.[1][2]


Kirwan earned his B.A. in History and Political Science from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. He served as a Lieutenant in the New York State Police as part of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.[3]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kirwan was appointed to the following committees:



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Kirwan was uncontested in the September 14 Republican primary. Kirwan defeated incumbent Frank Skartados (D) in the general election on November 2 by 15 votes. Due to prolonged legal challenges, it is believed to be the longest undecided race in New York history.[4]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Kirwan raised a total of $26,779 in campaign contributions.[5]

His largest four campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
New York Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte $5,000
Kaplan, William $2,500
Rooney, Peter E $2,400
T/O Newburgh Rep Cmte $2,300

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Skartados (D)
New York Assembly - District 100
1995-2008; January 2011–November 28, 2011
Succeeded by
Frank Skartados (D)