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}}{{tnr}}'''Michael P. 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 [[State legislative special elections, 2012#March 20, 2012|March 20, 2012 special election]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Michael P. Kearns''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 142. He was first elected to the chamber in March 2012 when he won a 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.<ref>[http://buffalo.ynn.com/content/top_stories/571006/parties-talk-145th-assembly-special-election/ ''Your News Now,'' "Parties Talk 145th Assembly Special Election," January 21, 2012]</ref>
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He previously represented District 145 from 2012 to 2013 after winning the [[State legislative special elections, 2012#March 20, 2012|March 20, 2012 special election]]. 
  
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.<ref>[http://blogs.buffalonews.com/politics_now/2012/03/kearns-puts-it-in-writing-i-really-really-am-a-democrat.html ''Buffalo News,'' "Kearns puts it in writing: I really, really am a Democrat," March 28, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Kearns earned a BA 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/75769/michael-kearns#.Ud8f1FPk_t4 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kearns]</ref>  
  
 
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===2012 special election===
 
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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.<ref>[http://buffalo.ynn.com/content/top_stories/571006/parties-talk-145th-assembly-special-election/ ''Your News Now,'' "Parties Talk 145th Assembly Special Election," January 21, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=candidate_32_special NY State Board of Elections, Candidate List, February 28, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.buffalonews.com/incoming/article772996.ece ''Buffalo News,'' "Kearns is winner in landslide upset," March 21, 2012]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=candidate_32_special NY State Board of Elections, Candidate List, February 28, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.buffalonews.com/incoming/article772996.ece ''Buffalo News,'' "Kearns is winner in landslide upset," March 21, 2012]</ref>
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==Personal==
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Kearns and his wife, Erin, have one child.
  
 
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*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Michael-P-Kearns Office website]
 
*[http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Michael-P-Kearns Office website]
 
*[http://www.michaelkearns.org/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://www.michaelkearns.org/ Campaign website]
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*[votesmart.org/candidate/75769/michael-kearns#.Ud8f01Pk_t4 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/75769/michael-kearns#.Ud8f1FPk_t4 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 16:19, 11 July 2013

Michael Kearns
Michael Kearns.jpg
New York State Assembly District 142
Incumbent
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael P. Kearns is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 142. He was first elected to the chamber in March 2012 when he won a special election.

He previously represented District 145 from 2012 to 2013 after winning the March 20, 2012 special election.

Biography

Kearns earned a BA 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

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Banks
Cities
Housing
Oversight, Analysis and Investigation

Elections

2012

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. Kearns is a self-identified Democrat who ran on the Republican ticket to challenge Fahey.[5][6]

Campaign donors

2012

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Personal

Kearns and his wife, Erin, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jane Corwin (R)
New York Assembly District 142
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Mark Schroeder
New York Assembly District 145
2012–2013
Succeeded by
John Ceretto (R)