Jack Quinn III
|Jack Quinn, III|
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 146th district
|Preceded by||Richard A. Smith|
|Succeeded by||Kevin Smardz|
|Residence||Hamburg, New York|
|Alma mater||University at Buffalo Law School|
Quinn graduated from Saint Francis High School, Siena College, and the University at Buffalo Law School with honors. As a law school student, Quinn also interned in the Washington, DC office of Congress Member James T. Walsh. In this capacity, he had a focus on constituent, citizen action, and lobbyist relations.
As Assistant District Attorney in Erie County, New York
As New York State Assembly Member
Quinn was first elected to the 146th District of the New York State Assembly in 2004; and simultaneously worked for the law firm, Shaw & Shaw, P.C. At the start of 2006, he was appointed as the Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. He is a former Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee, and a former Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Tourism Committee.
Quinn's interests are in the areas of labor, the environment, crime, and the military. As Assembly Member, one of his aims was to obtain increased resources for New York's law enforcement officers to combat violent crime.
New York State Senate election
In 2010, Quinn ran for a seat in the New York State Senate, 58th District. His campaign was helped when longtime incumbent William Stachowski was defeated in the Democratic primary, but remained on the ballot for two minor parties. In the general election, Quinn was narrowly defeated in this closely watched race by Erie County Legislator Timothy Kennedy.
Prior to the election, Quinn announced his plan to reduce the State budget by more than $8 billion.
In an August 19, 2010 article in The Buffalo News, in regard to his plan to reduce the State budget, Quinn was quoted, stating:
- It is time we have responsible leadership in Albany who understand that there are no sacred cows in the state budget [and] who are not afraid to make the necessary decisions for Western New York.
Selected electoral history
Quinn's electoral history can be found, online, at Our Campaigns, and a portion of it is reflected here.
|New York State Senate, 58th District Election, November 2, 2010|
|Democratic||Timothy M. Kennedy||42,757||47.23||0|
|Republican||Jack Quinn, III||41,162||45.47||-1.76|
- Quinn also ran on the Taxpayers Party line in this election.
|New York State Assembly, 146th District Election, November 2, 2004|
|Democratic||Francis J. Pordum||21,601||35.99||-16.65|
|Republican||Jack Quinn, III||31,595||52.64||0|
- Quinn also ran on the Sportsman's Rights ticket in this election.
Quinn has been active in several community groups, including the University of Buffalo Law School Alumni Association, the Erie County and New York State Bar Associations, the St. Francis High School Alumni Association, St. Mary of the Lake Church, and Ducks Unlimited.
- Project Vote Smart: Jack Quinn III's biography, Project VoteSmart.com |Accessdate=4 December 2013.
- L.A. Biz: Jack Quinn III: People on the move, Bizjournals.com, 18 October 2011, Charlotte, NC: American City Business Journals |Accessdate=4 December 2013.
- Quinn faces 18-year-old challenger, Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY: Berkshire Hathaway, 1 November 2006, Ploetz, E.|Accessdate 28 June 2011.
- Quinn, III, Jack, Our Campaigns, 3 November 2012, Retrieved 8 January 2014.
- State senate candidate unveils plan to trim budget, Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY: Berkshire Hathaway, 19 August 2010, Retrieved 10 January 2014.
|New York Assembly|
Richard A. Smith
|New York State Assembly, 146th District