Kevin T. Stocker

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Kevin Stocker
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Candidate for
New York State Senate, District 60
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
J.D.State University Of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Campaign website
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Kevin Stocker is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 60 of the New York State Senate.
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This candidate is running in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The New York Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of three seats, which amounts to 4.8 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of nine districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were eight districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections.

Biography

Stocker earned his B.A in Business Administration from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney. He previously served as Tonawanda Deputy Attorney from 1993 to 2006 and Kenmore Deputy Attorney from 1992 to 2007.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Stocker's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Restore Character, Integrity & Trust to NYS Senate."
  • Excerpt: "Repeal the S.A.F.E. Act."
  • Excerpt: "Reduce costs of electricity, gas, insurances, and food prices."
  • Excerpt: "Job creation ; Community revitalization."
  • Excerpt: "Environmental cleanup and waterfront recreational development."
  • Excerpt: "Improve NYS education so it is more responsive and respectful to parents and teachers needs."

2012

On his campaign website, Stocker listed seven main issues of his campaign:[3]

  • Excerpt: "Restore Character, Integrity & Trust to NYS Senate 60th District."
  • Excerpt: "Creation of Jobs and Community Revitalization."
  • Excerpt: "Waterfront Cleanup & Development."
  • Excerpt: "Reduce Legislature's Pay and Spending."
  • Excerpt: "Term Limits for Elected Officials."
  • Excerpt: "Special Interest Financial Donation Reform."
  • Excerpt: "Returning Power back to the Voters and taking it away from Political Party Bosses and Special Interest Groups so has to reduce corruption and influence at the expense of our community's prosperity."

Elections

2014

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014
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Elections for the office of New York State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Marc C. Panepinto defeated Alfred T. Coppola in the Democratic primary, while Kevin T. Stocker defeated incumbent Mark Grisanti in the Republican primary. Timothy D. Gallagher is running on the Conservative Party ticket. Panepinto is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Grisanti is running on the Independence Party of New York State ticket. Panepinto, Stocker, Gallagher and Grisanti (IND) will face off in the general election.[4][5]

The New York State Senate is a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia has identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New York Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of three seats, which amounts to 4.8 percent of the chamber. District 60 in the Senate has been identified by Ballotpedia and ABC 7 (WKBW.com) as a battleground district that could determine control of the New York State Senate. This race has been heating up since the Republican primary where Incumbent Mark Grisanti was defeated by Kevin T. Stocker. Stocker (R), Grisanti (I), Marc C. Panepinto (D) and Timothy D. Gallagher (C) will face off in the general election. Political analyst Bob Davis explains that the race, "could put the balance of power for the New York State Senate up for grabs come November." The district is up for grabs, especially since it is made up of about 86-thousand Democrats, 51-thousand Republicans and 97-hundred Independents.[6]

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Stocker ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 60. Stocker was defeated by incumbent Mark Grisanti in the Republican primary.[7][8][9][10]

New York State Senate, District 60 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Grisanti Incumbent 59.6% 5,806
Kevin Stocker 40.4% 3,930
Total Votes 9,736

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Stocker was a Republican candidate for District 140 of the New York State Assembly. Stocker was uncontested in the September 14 Republican primary. Stocker was defeated by incumbent Robin Schimminger (D) in the general election on November 2.[11][12]

New York State Assembly, District 140 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robin Schimminger (D) 21,784
Kevin Stocker (R) 17,817

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