Note: Ballotpedia will be read-only from 9pm CST on February 25-March 5 while Judgepedia is merged into Ballotpedia.
For status updates, visit
Ballotpedia's coverage of elections held on March 3, 2015, was limited. Select races were covered live, and all results will be added once the merger is complete.

Edward Hennessey

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Edward Hennessey
Edward Hennessey.jpg
New York State Assembly District 3
Former member
In office
January 1, 2013 - January 1, 2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSt. John's University, 1984
J.D.Touro College, 1988
Campaign website
Edward Hennessey is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 3 from 2012 to January 1, 2015. He was defeated in the November 4, 2014, general election by Dean Murray (R).


Hennessey earned his B.A. in Government and Politics from St. John's University in 1984 and his J.D. from Touro College in 1988. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at Hennessey Law Office and as the former General Counsel for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Consumer Affairs and Protection



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Edward Hennessey was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Dean Murray was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hennessey ran on the Working Families Party ticket and Murray ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Hennessey was defeated by Murray in the general election.[2][3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDean Murray 51.1% 12,233
     Democratic Edward Hennessey Incumbent 48.9% 11,709
Total Votes 23,942


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Hennessey ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 3. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. Incumbent Dean Murray ran unopposed in the Republican primary; he also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He defeated Dean Murray in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

New York State Assembly, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdward J. Hennessey 50.3% 19,295
     Republican Dean Murray Incumbent 49.7% 19,056
Total Votes 38,351

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Edward Hennessey is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Edward Hennessey raised a total of $7,945 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[8]

Edward Hennessey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 2 Won $7,945
Grand Total Raised $7,945


Edward Hennessey won election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Edward Hennessey raised a total of $7,945.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edward Hennessey's campaign in 2012
Association of Municipal Employees$1,500
Fletcher, Anna L$1,000
Long Island Public Service Employees Local 342$500
Khurshid, Mian B$500
Aa&W Realty LLC$500
Total Raised in 2012$7,945
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in New York

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of New York scorecards, email suggestions to

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.


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.[9]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes of bills that benefit or harm the environment.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.



In 2014, Hennessey's endorsements included the following:[10]


Recent news

Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Edward + Hennessey + New + York + Assembly"

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

Edward Hennessey News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Dean Murray (R)
New York Assembly District 3
2013-January 1, 2015
Succeeded by
Dean Murray (R)