|Pennsylvania State House District 20|
|2010 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||May 18, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||North Catholic High School, 2003|
|Bachelor's||Robert Morris University, 2007|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Endorsements
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Ravenstahl earned his B.A. in Business Management from Robert Morris University in 2007.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ravenstahl served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Aging & Older Adult Services|
|• Liquor Control|
|• Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ravenstahl served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Tourism & Recreational Development|
|• Urban Affairs|
Ravenstahl's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Will continue to speak out about cuts made by the Governor to our school districts’ basic education subsidy."
- Excerpt: "Will fight to restore cuts to higher education."
- Excerpt: "Member of the Early Childhood Education Caucus."
- Excerpt: "Co-sponsor of legislation that will reduce the size of the legislature."
- Excerpt: "Co-sponsor of legislation that will reform campaign finance laws."
- Excerpt: "Will continue to fight for the working families of the 20th District.
- Excerpt: "Voted against job killing measures that have been proposed by our Governor."
- Excerpt: "Working to close the Delaware loophole that makes it harder for our small businesses to compete with big corporations that avoid paying Pennsylvania taxes."
- Excerpt: "Co-Sponsor of legislation to raise the minimum wage."
- Excerpt: "Co-Sponsor of Equal Pay legislation for the women of our Commonwealth."
- Excerpt: "Co-Sponsor of legislation to intervene in the UPMC/Highmark dispute and give all Pittsburgh area residents access to quality care."
- Excerpt: "Supports the expansion of Medicaid provided by federal government funding and rejected by Governor Corbett."
Property Tax Reform
- Excerpt: "Voted in favor of legislation that would allow local school districts to eliminate school property taxes."
- Excerpt: "Voted against 2011-2012 state budget that made drastic cuts to education funding and further burdened homeowners in the 20th District."
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Adam Ravenstahl defeated Thomas Michalow in the Democratic primary, while Thomas Anthony Fodi was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ravenstahl and Fodi will face off in the general election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 20 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Adam Ravenstahl Incumbent||52.1%||3,337|
Ravenstahl ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 20. Ravenstahl defeated David Schuilenburg and Mark Purcell in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated James Barr in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Adam Ravenstahl Incumbent||81.7%||19,909|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 20 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Robert Matzie Incumbent||56.2%||3,332|
Ravenstahl won re-election to District 20 in 2010. He defeated Mark Purcell, Dan Keller, and Tim Tuinstra in the May 18 Democratic primary and Republican Alex Dubart and independent Kenneth Vybiral in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 20|
|Adam Ravenstahl (D)||10,639||59.3%|
|Alex Dubart (R)||6,384||35.6%|
|Kenneth Vybiral (I)||929||5.2%|
Comprehensive donor information for Adam Ravenstahl is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Adam Ravenstahl raised a total of $96,334 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.
|Adam Ravenstahl's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 20||$10,266|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 20||$86,068|
|Grand Total Raised||$96,334|
2012Adam Ravenstahl won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Adam Ravenstahl raised a total of $10,266.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Adam Ravenstahl's campaign in 2012|
|Electrical Workers Local 5||$1,000|
|Goodrich, William F||$700|
|Steamfitters Local 449||$500|
|Pennsylvania Association of Realtors||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$10,266|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Ravenstahl raised $86,068 during the 2010 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|Ravenstahl for Mayor||$16,000|
|Steamfitters Local 449||$10,000|
|Plumbers Local 27||$3,500|
|Scalo, James D||$2,500|
|Six others, each donating...||$2,500|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
- Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates: Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on bills related to reproductive freedom and family planning.
- The American Conservative Union: 2012 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Pennsylvania National Federation of Independent Business: 2011-2012 Voting Record
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
- Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania: Marcellus Shale Scorecard 2011-12
- Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.
- Equality Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania State Education Association
- Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers
- United Mine Workers of America
- Humane PA
- Allegheny County Democrats
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- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Adam Ravenstahl on Facebook
- Adam Ravenstahl on Twitter
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Pittsburgh Tribune Review, "Democrats choose Ravenstahl in 20th," accessed May 15, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Rep. Ravenstahl," accessed April 30, 2014
- voteadamravenstahl.com, "Issues," accessed April 30, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official primary results for May 20, 2014," accessed July 9, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Official Candidate Listing," accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 2, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Ravenstahl, Adam," accessed September 11, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributors," accessed May 15, 2014
- www.equalitypa.org, "Equality Pennsylvania Endorses 33 Candidates for May 20th Primary Election, Calls out Mark Critz for Anti-LGBT Votes," accessed April 30, 2014
- www.pghcitypaper.com, "For Michalow, education endorsements reflect the challenges of being, well, a challenger," accessed April 30, 2014
- human-pa.org, "2014 Primary Endorsements," accessed April 30, 2014
- triblive.com, "Allegheny County Democrats endorse several incumbents in primary," accessed April 30, 2014
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