William Stachowski

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William Stachowski
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New York State Senate, District 58
Former member
In office
Bachelor'sCollege of the Holy Cross, 1972
William Stachowski (b. February 14, 1949) is a former Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 58 from 1981 to 2011.

Stachowski was Erie County Democratic Chairman for Zone 7 for the City of Buffalo. He served in the Erie County Legislature from 1974 to 1981. He has also been a member of the Erie County Democratic Party since 1967. As a senator, he was Assistant Majority Leader for House Operations.


Stachowski earned his B.A. in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross in 1972. His professional experience included working as Assistant Manager for a family liquor store, as an Assistant Football Coach for Saint Francis High School in Athol Springs and as a teacher/counselor at Saint Ann's Roman Catholic School in Buffalo.

Committee assignments

While a member of the New York State Senate, Stachowski served on the following committees:



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Stachowski was defeated by Timothy M. Kennedy in the September 18 Democratic Primary. However, Stachowski secured the nomination of the Working Families Party and the Independence Party. He was defeated again in the general election by Kennedy. He also faced Republican Jack Quinn.[1]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 58 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy M. Kennedy (D) 42,757
Jack Quinn (R) 41,162
William Stachowski (Independence) 6,611


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, William Stachowski won the election for New York State Senate, District 58 with 64,116 votes.[2][3]

Stachowski raised $898,180 for his campaign.[4]

New York State Senate, District 58 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Stachowski (D) 64,116
Dennis Delano Sr. (R) 56,871

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to William Stachowski's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New York Democratic Senate Campaign CMTE $202,500
New York State Democratic Party $176,192
Friends of Anthony M. Masiello $10,982
New York State United Teachers $9,500
Malcolm A. Smith for New York $9,500


Stachowski has a wife, Cynthia.

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Preceded by
New York Senate District 58
Succeeded by
Timothy M. Kennedy (D)