James Hayes

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James Hayes
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New York State Assembly District 148
Former member
In office
1999 - 2011
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCanisus College, 1986
ProfessionFundraising, Marketing Consultant
James Hayes is a former Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 148 from 1999 to 2011. Hayes was also minority whip for the New York State Assembly. His other political experiences include being a member of the Amherst Town Board; deputy mayor and trustee for the Village of Williamsville. He resigned in 2011 to accept a private sector job.[1]


Hayes earned his B.A. in political science from Canisus College. His professional experience includes fundraising marketing consultant; director of development for Catholic Charities of Buffalo; campaign finance director and legislative assistant for former US Representative Bill Paxon; alumni relations director and admissions counselor for Canisius College.[2]

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hayes served on the following committees:



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Hayes was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Gregory Vinal (D) in the November 2 general election.[3][4]

New York State Assembly, District 148 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Hayes (R) 29,264
Gregory Vinal (D) 13,886


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hayes won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 148, defeating opponents Jerome Schad (D) and Paul Brown (WF).

Hayes raised $275,236 for his campaign while Schad raised $11,238 and Brown raised $0.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 148 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Hayes (R) 33,787
Jerome Schad (D) 20,680
Paul Brown 1,580

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hayes received $195,694 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


Hayes and his wife, Renee, have three children.

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Preceded by
New York Assembly - District 148
Succeeded by
Raymond Walter (R)