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Michael Kearns
Michael Kearns.jpg
New York State Assembly District 142
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 20, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly District 145
March 2012-2013
Bachelor'sCanisius College
Office website
Campaign website
Michael P. Kearns is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 142. He was first elected to the chamber after he won a special election on March 20, 2012.

He previously represented District 145 in the Assembly from 2012 to 2013.


Kearns earned his B.A. in Political Science from Canisius College. His professional experience includes being a member of the South District Common Council in the City of Buffalo, a former Sanitation worker for the City of Buffalo, and as Vice-President of Kearns & Associates.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Oversight, Analysis and Investigation



See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Kearns ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 142. He ran unopposed in the Democratic, Republican, Conservative Party, and Working Families Party primaries on September 13, 2012. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 142, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Kearns Incumbent 100% 52,415
Total Votes 52,415

2012 special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Kearns, a self-identified Democrat, ran on the Republican ticket to challenge the endorsed Democratic candidate. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Mark Schroeder (D) resigned after being elected Buffalo City comptroller.[4]

Kearns defeated Christopher Fahey (D) in the March 20, 2012 special election. Kearns ran on the Republican and Independence Party tickets to challenge Fahey.[5][6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Michael Kearns is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Michael Kearns raised a total of $29,943 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[7]

Michael Kearns's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 142 Won $29,943
Grand Total Raised $29,943


General election

Michael Kearns won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Michael Kearns raised a total of $29,943.

Special election

Michael Kearns won election to the New York State Assembly, District 145 in 2012. During that election cycle, Michael Kearns raised a total of $122,027.


Kearns and his wife, Erin, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jane Corwin (R)
New York Assembly District 142
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mark Schroeder
New York Assembly District 145
Succeeded by
John Ceretto (R)