Michael Knapik

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Michael Knapik
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Massachusetts State Senate, Second Hampden and Hampshire
Former member
In office
1995 - 2013
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1991 - 1994
Bachelor'sCollege of the Holy Cross, 1985
Date of birthFebruary 11, 1963
Place of birthWestfield, Massachusetts
Office website
Michael Knapik (b. February 11, 1963) is a former Republican member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Second Hampden and Hampshire district from 1995 to 2013. He formally resigned on August 9, 2013 to take a position as Executive Director of University Advancement at Westfield State University.[1]

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[2]

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets
Ethics and Rules
Ways and Means
Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Joint
Public Service Joint
Revenue Joint
State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint
Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Joint
Rules Joint
Veterans and Federal Affairs Joint
Ways and Means Joint


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Knapik served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Knapik served on these committees:



See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

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.[3][4]


See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

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
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Knapik (R) 38,886
All Others 360
Blanks 10,563


On November 4, 2008, Knapik won re-election for the Senate election for the Second Hampdan and Hampshire district.[5] 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.[6]

Massachusetts State Senate - Second Hampden and Hampshire district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Knapik (R) 53,578
All Others 469
Blanks 16,452

Campaign donors


In 2010, Knapik received $107,929 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Knapik's campaign in 2010
Retired Public Employees$1,000
Sanford, Marcia$850
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.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
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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Preceded by
Massachusetts State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire
Succeeded by
Donald F. Humason, Jr. (R)