William Larkin

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William Larkin
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New York Senate District 39
In office
1991 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 23
Majority Whip
2011 - present
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
State Assembly
1978 - 1990
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1944-1967
BirthdayFebruary 5, 1928
Place of birthTroy, NY
Office website
William J. Larkin, Jr. (b. February 5, 1928) is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 39 since 1991 and currently serving as Minority Whip. Larkin was a Supervisor for the Town of New Windsor from 1976 to 1977. He then served in the New York State Assembly from 1978 to 1990. During this time he served as Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore. In 1995 he was Chair of the Senate Majority Steering Committee.

Larkin was an Executive Assistant for the New York State Senate. He also served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army from 1944 to 1967.

Larkin attended the University of Maryland and the University of Denver. He then graduated from the LaSalle Institute.

Committee assignments


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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Larkin served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Larkin served on these committees:



See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Larkin ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 39. 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. Larkin defeated Christopher W. Eachus (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

New York State Senate, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Larkin Incumbent 52.5% 54,921
     Democratic Christopher W. Eachus 47.5% 49,746
Total Votes 104,667


Larkin was unopposed in the Republican primary. He defeated Harley Doles (D) in the November 2 general election.[2] He ran as a member of the Republican, Independence, and Conservative party.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 39 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Larkin (R) 52,596
Harley Doles (D) 33,961


On November 4, 2008 William Larkin won the election for New York State Senate, District 39 with 72,952 votes.

Larkin raised $343,050 for his campaign.[3]

New York State Senate, District 39 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Larkin (R) 72,952
Lawrence Delarose (D) 46,450

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Listed below are the largest contributors to Larkin's 2010 campaign.[4]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Larkin's campaign in 2010
Lawrence Regan$10,700
Richard Bauer$10,400
William Kaplan$9,000
A Servidone Inc$6,500
Richard Bauer$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $255,158


Listed below are the five largest contributors to William Larkin's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $9,500
New York State Association of Realtors $8,200
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker $8,000
New York State United Teachers $6,600
William Kaplan $6,000


Larkin and his wife, Patricia Kurucz McGuirk Larkin, have eight children.

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