William Stachowski

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William T. Stachowski
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Member of the New York Senate
from the 56th, 57th, and 58th district
In office
1981–2010
Preceded byRaymond F. Gallagher
Succeeded byTimothy M. Kennedy
Member of the Erie County Legislature
from the 3rd District
In office
1975–1981
Preceded byDennis Gorski
Succeeded byBarry L. Robinson
Personal details
Born (1949-02-14) February 14, 1949 (age 70)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocrat, Working Families Party
ResidenceLake View, New York, U.S.

William T. Stachowski (born February 14, 1949) is an American politician from New York.

Biography[edit]

Stachowski attended Bishop Ryan High School.[where?] He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He entered politics as a Democrat, and was a member of the Erie County Legislature (3rd D.). In November 1981, he was elected to the New York State Senate, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Raymond F. Gallagher, and took his seat during a special session on December 3, 1981.[citation needed]

He was re-elected many times, and remained in the Senate until 2010, sitting in the 184th, 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th, 189th, 190th, 191st, 192nd, 193rd, 194th, 195th, 196th, 197th and 198th New York State Legislatures.[citation needed]

Stachowski chaired the Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee. This committee works closely with the Empire State Development Corporation. Stachowski also sat on the Public Authorities Control Board and the Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources. He was also a member of the Upstate Caucus

On December 2, 2009, Stachowski was one of eight Democratic state senators to vote against same-sex marriage legislation, which failed to pass the Senate.[1]

He worked closely with SUNY Buffalo President John B. Simpson to carry out the UB 2020 plan. Stachowski sponsored and passed legislation in support of UB 2020 in the Senate. In 2010, he ran for re-nomination, but was defeated in the Democratic primary by Erie County Legislator Tim Kennedy.[2] Kennedy went on to win the general election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benjamin, Elizabeth (December 2, 2009). "Gay Marriage Fails, 24-38". Daily News. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
  2. ^ Katz, Celeste (September 14, 2010). "State Sen. Bill Stachowski Concedes". Daily News. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis T. Gorski
3rd District Erie County Legislator
1975-1981
Succeeded by
Barry L. Robinson
Preceded by
Raymond F. Gallagher
New York State Senate
56th District

1981–1982
Succeeded by
Jess J. Present
Preceded by
Jess J. Present
New York State Senate
57th District

1983–1992
Succeeded by
Anthony M. Masiello
Preceded by
Anthony M. Masiello
New York State Senate
58th District

1993–2010
Succeeded by
Timothy M. Kennedy
Preceded by
James Alesi
New York State Senate
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business

2009–2010
Succeeded by
James Alesi