|Massachusetts State Senate, Second Hampden and Hampshire|
|1995 - 2013|
|January 7, 2015|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|1991 - 1994|
|Bachelor's||College of the Holy Cross, 1985|
|Date of birth||February 11, 1963|
|Place of birth||Westfield, Massachusetts|
Knapik served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1991 to 1994. His other political experience includes serving as the third assistant minority floor leader in the Senate from 1997 to 2002, and serving on the Westfield School Committee and Republican City Committee.
Knapik earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the College of the Holy Cross in 1985. His professional experience includes working as a legislative aide for Massachusetts House Minority Leader Steven Pierce
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Knapik served on the following committees:
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Knapik served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Knapik served on these committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets|
|• Ethics and Rules|
|• Federal Stimulus Oversight Joint|
|• Financial Services Joint|
|• Public Service Joint|
|• Revenue Joint|
|• Rules Joint|
|• Ways and Means|
Knapik won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire District. Knapik was unopposed in the September 6 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Knapik won re-election to the Second Hampden and Hampshire District seat in 2010. He had no opposition. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Massachusetts State Senate - Second Hampden and Hampshire District|
|Michael Knapik (R)||38,886|
On November 4, 2008, Knapik won re-election for the Senate election for the Second Hampdan and Hampshire district. In this election he raised $114,995; of that total $110,595 (96.2%) was from in state contributions and $4,400 (3.8%) was from out of state contributions.
|Massachusetts State Senate - Second Hampden and Hampshire district|
|Michael Knapik (R)||53,578|
In 2010, Knapik received $107,929 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Knapik's campaign in 2010|
|Retired Public Employees||$1,000|
|Konefal Jr, Stanley||$770|
|Levine, John P||$750|
|Scott, Mary Ellen||$750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$107,929|
In 2008 Michael Knapik collected $114,995 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Cash Receipts- Picnic Event||$1,619|
|Beer Distributors of Massachusetts||$1,000|
|Retired Public Employees||$1,000|
|Massachusetts Association of Realtors||$900|
Knapik was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, and is married to Kathleen Ann Duggan with two children. He has been involved in a number of organizations including Chicopee Tiger AC's, Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Holy Cross Club, Pioneer Valley, Holyoke Saint Patrick's Day Committee, Noble Hospital, Slovak Citizens' Club of Westfield, Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield Citizen's Scholarship Foundation, Westfield Knights of Columbus, Westfield State College, and Westfield Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).
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- Office website
- Project Vote Smart policies
- Project Vote Smart senator biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record (timed out)
- WWLP, "Knapiks's [sic (dead link) last day in office," August 9, 2013.
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Knapik
- 2012 State Primary Candidate List, "Massachusetts Secretary of State," accessed June 26, 2012
- 2012 Massachusetts Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes For Massachusetts State Election - November 4, 2008," accessed March 18, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed December 29, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed December 31, 2014
- 2008 contributors to Michael Knapik
|Massachusetts State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire
| Succeeded by|
Donald F. Humason, Jr. (R)