Kenneth Blankenbush

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Kenneth Blankenbush
New York State Assembly District 117
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 122
Bachelor'sState University of New York at Plattsburgh
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Years of service1968 to 1976
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Kenneth Blankenbush is a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 117. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

He previously represented District 122 in the Assembly from 2011 to 2013. Blankenbush has been a town councilman for the Town of LeRay and a member of the Jefferson County Board of Legislators.


Blankenbush earned his B.S. in History from SUNY Plattsburgh. His professional experience includes working in the insurance industry where he became a branch manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance before leaving to start his own company, BEL Associates. Blankenbush served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1976.

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Social Services
Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Blankenbush served on the following committees:



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Blankenbush ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 117. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

New York State Assembly, District 117, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Blankenbush Incumbent 100% 32,992
Total Votes 32,992


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Blankenbush was uncontested in the September 14 Republican primary. Blankenbush defeated Brian McGrath (D) in the general election on November 2.[3]

New York State Assembly, District 122 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Blankenbush (R) 16,197
Brian McGrath (D) 13,356

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kenneth Blankenbush is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kenneth Blankenbush raised a total of $132,172 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[4]

Kenneth Blankenbush's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 117 Won $44,103
2010 New York State Assembly, District 122 Won $88,069
Grand Total Raised $132,172


Kenneth Blankenbush won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Kenneth Blankenbush raised a total of $44,103.


In 2010, Blankenbush raised a total of $88,069 in campaign contributions.[5]

His four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Blankenbush, Kenneth $33,200
Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York $13,000
Rent Stabilization Association $3,800
St Lawrence Republican Cmte $3,000


Blankenbush and his wife Sheila have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marc Butler (R)
New York Assembly District 117
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dierdre Scozzafava
New York Assembly District 122
Succeeded by
Clifford Crouch (R)