William Stachowski

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William Stachowski
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New York State Senate District 58
Former Senator
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
William Stachowski (b. February 14, 1949) was a Democratic member of the New York State Senate. Stachowski was Erie County Democratic Chairman for Zone 7 for the City of Buffalo. He served in the Erie County Legislature from 1974 to 1981. He has also been a member of the Erie County Democratic Party since 1967. He then joined the New York State Senate in 1981 and served until 2011, representing the 58th District. As a senator, he was Assistant Majority Leader for House Operations.

Stachowski has worked as Assistant Manager for a family liquor store. He was then an Assistant Football Coach for Saint Francis High School in Athol Springs. He has also worked as Teacher/Counselor at Saint Ann's Roman Catholic School in Buffalo.

Stachowski earned his B.A. in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross in 1972.



Stachowski was defeated by Timothy M. Kennedy in the September 18 Democratic Primary. However, Stachowski secured the nomination of the Working Families Party and the Independence Party. He was defeated again in the general election by Kennedy. He also faced Republican Jack Quinn.[1]


On November 4, 2008, William Stachowski won the election for New York State Senate, District 58 with 64,116 votes.

Stachowski raised $898,180 for his campaign.[2]

New York State Senate, District 58 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Stachowski (D) 64,116
Dennis Delano Sr. (R) 56,871

Campaign donors

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

Donor Amount
New York Democratic Senate Campaign CMTE $202,500
New York State Democratic Party $176,192
Friends of Anthony M. Masiello $10,982
New York State United Teachers $9,500
Malcolm A. Smith for New York $9,500

Committee assignments

While a member of the New York State Senate, Stachowski served on the following committees:


Stachowski has a wife, Cynthia.

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New York Senate District 58
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