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|New York State Assembly District 145|
|2012 - Present|
|January 7, 2013|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$61/half day and $171/full day|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||March 20, 2012|
|Next general||November 6, 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.
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.
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.
- Your News Now, "Parties Talk 145th Assembly Special Election," January 21, 2012
- Buffalo News, "Kearns puts it in writing: I really, really am a Democrat," March 28, 2012
- NY State Board of Elections, Candidate List, February 28, 2012
- Buffalo News, "Kearns is winner in landslide upset," March 21, 2012
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