Bob Mensch

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Bob Mensch
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 24
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2014
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedSeptember 29, 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
2007-2009
Marlborough Township Supervisor
2004-2006
Education
Bachelor'sValley Forge Military College, 1965
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Engineers Reserve
Years of service1966-1972
Personal
Place of birthPennsburg, PA
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bob Mensch is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber after he won a special election on September 29, 2009.

Mensch served as Marlborough Township Supervisor from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, he served as Chairman of the Marlborough Township. Mensch served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009.

Biography

Mesch earned his B.A. in Business from Valley Forge Military College in 1965. His professional experience includes working as the General Manager/Sales Director for ARBROS Communications and as the District Sales Manager for the American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (AT&T) from 1969 to 1997. Mensch served in the United States Army Engineers Reserve from 1966 to 1972.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging & Youth, Chair
Public Health & Welfare, Vice Chair
Appropriations
Communications & Technology
Intergovernmental Operations
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness
Legislative Budget and Finance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

Mensch's campaign website highlighted the following areas:[2]

Businesses and Jobs

  • Excerpt: Mensch "supports legislation to do away with semi-monthly sales tax return requirement in order to eliminate costs for our small businesses to build additional revenue" and "wants to allow small businesses to pay school property taxes on in installments, just as other property owners may do now."

Tax Reform

  • Excerpt: Mensch "wants to work with the State Senate to bring comprehensive reform to our Property Tax structure in the state" and "supports legislation which will eliminate the 'Death Tax.'"

Government Reform and Transparency

  • Excerpt: Mensch "supports a reduction in the number of legislators on the PHEAA board of directors and adding private-sector individuals who are experienced with higher education finance" and "believes the General Assembly should adopt recommendations made by the state Auditor General to prohibit risky financial practices by many school and local governments which have cost taxpayers millions and millions of dollars."

Environment and Open Space

  • Excerpt: "Mensch is working to see that one tract of 151 acres of open space is added to the 2,000+ acre inventory in Marlborough. Additionally he appealed to, and won the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to partner with Natural Lands Trust so another 46 acres of open space along the Unami Creek could be conserved."

Agriculture

  • Excerpt: Mensch "believes the General Assembly should remove local zoning and building impediments many farmers face when they need to supplement farming operations through farm stands or other agribusiness opportunities" and "supports changing Pennsylvania’s Vehicle Code to allow for the easier movement of tractors and other agricultural vehicles on roads."

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 Bob Mensch was unopposed in the Republican primary. Mensch is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2010

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

Mensch won re-election to District 24. He was unopposed in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Bill Wallace in the November 2 general election.[5]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 24
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Mensch (R) 52,395
Bill Wallace (R) 34,481

2009

On September 29, 2009, Mensch was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate District 24 following a special election.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bob Mensch is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Bob Mensch raised a total of $478,593 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[7]

Bob Mensch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $11,085
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 24 Won $294,002
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 147 Won $89,793
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 147 Won $83,713
Grand Total Raised $478,593

2012

Bob Mensch was not up for election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bob Mensch raised a total of $11,085.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Mensch's campaign in 2012
Ppl Corp$1,820
John Deere & Co$1,000
Exelon$1,000
Paxson, Dilworth$1,000
Red River Canyon Cmte$500
Total Raised in 2012$11,085
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Mensch raised $294,002 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $65,880
Friends of Joe Scarnati $50,000
Southeast Republican Senate Victory Cmte $10,000
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $9,376
Pennsylvania Medical Society $4,000

2009

Mensch raised $259,195.36 during the 2009 special election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Friends of Joe Scarnati $25,000
PA Future Fund PAC $25,000
Rob Wonderling for State Senate $15,000
Rafferty for Senate $10,000
Friends of Senator Don White $10,000
PA Medical PAC $7,500
PEG PAC $5,000
Friends of Dominic Pileggi $5,000

Personal

Mensch and his wife, Joann, have two children.

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