Edward Gaffney

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Edward J. Gaffney
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 1st district
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008
Preceded by Andrew Richner
Succeeded by Tim Bledsoe
Personal details
Born (1943-12-23) December 23, 1943 (age 72)
Hartford, Connecticut
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jane Gaffney
Religion Episcopalian

Edward J. Gaffney (born December 23, 1943 in Hartford, Connecticut) was a Republican Michigan State Representative from Grosse Pointe Farms. He served in the state House between 2003 and 2008, and represented the Michigan's 1st state House district.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

Gaffney holds a bachelor's degree from Eastern Connecticut State University, a master’s of history from Michigan State University, a law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School and a master’s of law degree from Wayne State University

From 1991 to 2002, Gaffney was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church of Grosse Pointe Woods.

Gaffney was a Director of the Michigan Center for Truck Safety. He has also served as a regional government affairs director for the American Automobile Manufacturers Association and as a legal counsel and research analyst for the Michigan Legislative Services Bureau.

Family[edit]

Rep. Gaffney is married to Jane Gaffney and has three children: Ed, Corey and Jack.

Political career[edit]

From 1997-1999, Gaffney served on the City Council for the City of Grosse Pointe Farms, and was mayor pro-tem from 1997-1999. Gaffney was mayor of Grosse Pointe Farms from 1999-2003. He was elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives in 2002, and re-elected in 2004 and 2006. Under the term limits provisions of Michigan's Constitution, Gaffney is barred from seeking re-election in 2008.

Electoral history[edit]

  • 2006 election for Michigan State House of Representatives - Michigan 1st District
Name Percent
Edward J. Gaffney (R) (inc.)   52.1%
Timothy Bledsoe (D)   46.2%
Kristen Hammel (G)   1.7%
  • 2004 election for Michigan State House of Representatives - Michigan 1st District
Name Percent
Edward J. Gaffney (R) (inc.)   57.0%
C.J. Harrison (D)   40.6%
Andrea Lavigne (G)   2.4%
  • 2002 election for Michigan State House of Representatives - Michigan 1st District
Name Percent
Edward J. Gaffney (R)   56.4%
David P. Putrycus (D)   43.6%%
  • 2002 election for Michigan State House of Representatives - Michigan 1st District (Republican primary)
Name Percent
Edward J. Gaffney   48.3%
Mary Ellen Stempfle   40.8%%
Eric J. Steiner   10.9%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michigan Legislative Service Bureau (2006). Michigan Manual 2005-2006. Lansing, MI: Legislative Council, State of Michigan. p. 195. ISBN 1-878210-06-8. Retrieved 2007-03-05. 
  2. ^ Michigan House Republicans (2007). "Biography for Representative Ed Gaffney". Archived from the original on 2006-11-08. Retrieved 2007-03-05. 

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Preceded by
Andrew Richner
State Representative from Michigan's 1st District
2002 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent