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Anthony Williams (Pennsylvania)

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Anthony Williams
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2014
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Whip, Pennsylvania State Senate
2011-present
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1988-1998
Education
Bachelor'sFranklin and Marshall College, 1979
Personal
ProfessionExecutive, PepsiCo
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Anthony H. Williams is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Williams served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1988 to 1998.

Biography

Williams earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from Franklin and Marshall in 1979. His professional experience includes working as an executive at PepsiCo.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Williams served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking & Insurance
Education
Law & Justice
Rules & Executive Nominations
State Government
Joint State Government Commission
Legislative Data Processing Center

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Williams served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Williams served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Anthony Williams was set to face Christopher Broach in the Democratic primary, but Broach withdrew from the race on March 25, 2014, leaving Williams unopposed. Williams is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2010

See also: Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 2010

Williams ran for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2010. Williams was defeated by Dan Onorato in the May 18th Democratic primary.[4]

Governor of Pennsylvania Democratic primary
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Onorato, Dan (D) 463,575
Wagner, Jack (D) 248,338
Williams, Anthony Hardy (D) 185,784
Hoeffel, Joseph M. (D) 130,799
See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

Williams won re-election to District 8. He was unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Rhashea Harmon in the November 2 general election.[5]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 8
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony Williams (D) 62,920
Rhashea Harmon (R) 10,326

2006

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Williams was re-elected to Pennsylvania State Senate District 8.[6] Williams raised $328,815 for this campaign in which he ran unopposed.[7]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 8
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png WILLIAMS, ANTHONY H. (D) 58,053

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Anthony Williams is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Anthony Williams raised a total of $9,675,826 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[8]

Anthony Williams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $321,055
2010 Governor of Pennsylvania Defeated $8,157,236
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $173,183
2006 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 8 Won $328,815
2004 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $166,358
2002 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 8 Won $312,209
2000 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $134,180
1998 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 8 Won $82,790
Grand Total Raised $9,675,826

2012

Anthony Williams was not up for election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Anthony Williams raised a total of $321,055.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Anthony Williams (Pennsylvania)'s campaign in 2012
Students First$80,000
American Federation for Children$50,000
Make a Difference Pac$29,000
Electrical Workers Local 98$25,000
Laborers District Council$23,000
Total Raised in 2012$321,055
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Governor

Anthony Williams lost the election for the Governor of Pennsylvania in 2010. During that election cycle, Anthony Williams raised a total of $8,157,236.

Senate

Anthony Williams won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Anthony Williams raised a total of $569,912.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Anthony Williams (Pennsylvania)'s campaign in 2012
Electrical Workers Local 98$155,000
Students First$100,000
Williams for Governor$93,500
Laborers District Council$55,250
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association$15,000
Total Raised in 2012$569,912
Source:Follow the Money

2006

Williams raised $328,815 during the 2006 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Invest in Pennsylvania PAC $40,000
Citizens for Government Reform $20,000
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association $14,000
3rd Democratic Executive Ward Committee $12,198
Make a Difference PAC $10,000
Laborers District Council $10,000
Christophe Whittle $10,000
Democratic Campaign Committee of Philadelphia $7,650
Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel $7,250
Richard Glanton $5,000
Fumo for Senate $5,000

Personal

Williams and his wife, Shari, have two children. They live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

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