Jack Quinn (assemblyman)

John Francis "Jack" Quinn, III is a former New York State Assemblyman representing Erie County. He is a Republican, who was first elected in 2004. He is the son of former U.S. Representative Jack Quinn.

Quinn, a resident of Hamburg, New York, was first elected as his father, Jack Quinn II, was retiring from Congress. He is a former Assistant District Attorney in Erie County. 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.

In 2010, he ran for the state Senate. 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 by Erie County Legislator Timothy Kennedy.

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