Timothy M. Kennedy
|Timothy M. Kennedy|
|New York Senate District 63|
|2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$171/full day; $61/half day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||October 20, 1976|
He attended D'Youville College for both his bachelor's and master's degrees, both of which he received in occupational therapy. After receiving his master's degree he began working as a licensed occupational therapist.
In 2004, he began his political career as a county legislator representing Erie County's second district. He became the chairman for the Economic Development Committee and vice-chairman of the Public Safety Committee.
He lives in South Buffalo with his wife Katie and their two children, Connor and Eireann.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kennedy served on the following committees:
|New York Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business|
|• Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation|
|• Energy and Telecommunications|
|• Higher Education|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kennedy served on these committees:
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012
Kennedy ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 63. He defeated Betty Jean Grant in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Kennedy was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|New York State Senate, District 63, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Timothy M. Kennedy Incumbent||100%||82,458|
|New York State Senate, District 63 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Timothy Kennedy Incumbent||50.3%||11,587|
|Betty Jean Grant||49.7%||11,431|
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010
Kennedy defeated incumbent William Stachowski, Thomas Casey, and Michael Kuzma in the September 18 Democratic primary. However, Stachowski, the incumbent, won the nominations of the Working Families Party and Independence Party.
Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Kennedy was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator.
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 58 (2010)|
|Timothy M. Kennedy (D)||42,757|
|Jack Quinn (R)||41,162|
|William Stachowski (Independence)||6,611|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Kennedy raised a total of $1,015,890 in campaign contributions.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte of New York||$279,300|
|Friends of Tim Kennedy||$71,349|
|Seneca, J Conrad||$15,500|
Kennedy and his spouse Katie have two children.
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William Stachowski (D)
|New York State Senate District 58
| Succeeded by|
Thomas O'Mara (R)