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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$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 20, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Michael Kearns is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 142 since 2013. He represented District 145 from 2012 to 2013 after winning the March 20, 2012 special election.

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.[1]

After his election, Kearns wrote a leader to Democratic leadership confirming his intention to join the Assembly Democratic conference. After writing the letter and meeting with party leadership, he was accepted into the conference.[2]



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.[3][4]

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 defeated Christopher Fahey (D) in the March 20, 2012 special election. Kearns ran on the Republican and Independence Party tickets. Kearns is a self-identified Democrat who ran on the Republican ticket to challenge Fahey.[5][6]

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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)