C. Adam Harris
|C. Adam Harris|
|Pennsylvania State House District 82|
|2003 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Susquehanna University, 1998|
Harris earned his B.A. in Political Science from Susquehanna University in 1998. His professional experience includes working as a research analyst for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Commerce and Economic Development Committee.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harris served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environmental Resources & Energy, Democratic Secretary|
|• Professional Licensure|
|• State Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Harris served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Children & Youth|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Harris served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Agriculture & Rural Affairs|
In November 2013, the Pennsylvania state House and state Senate voted unanimously on a bill, which was signed by Gov. Tom Corbett, to change the state’s unemployment compensation law. The bill, which Harris sponsored, closed a loophole that allowed a state employee to retire from his job and begin collecting benefits, only to be hired back as a part-time employee while also collecting unemployment compensation after leaving a previous job. "Pennsylvania taxpayers cannot afford and will not accept this gluttony of benefits," said Harris. While the law closed a triple-dipping loophole, the changes do not prevent double-dipping, in which a state employee retires, begins collecting pension benefits, and returns to work a part-time position.
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent C. Adam Harris is unopposed in the Republican primary.
Harris ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 82. Harris defeated James Felmlee and James Knepp in the Republican primary on April 24 and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 82, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Adam C. Harris Incumbent||100%||18,925|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District Republican Primary, 2012|
|Adam C. Harris Incumbent||50.5%||3,494|
Harris won re-election to District 82 in 2010. He defeated Bob Pyle in the primary election, receiving 5,180 votes while Pyle received 1,746. Harris was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 82|
|C. Adam Harris (R)||15,397||100.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 82|
|C. Adam Harris (R)||19,897||100.0%|
Comprehensive donor information for C. Adam Harris is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, C. Adam Harris raised a total of $210,216 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 16, 2013.
|C. Adam Harris's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 82||$40,995|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 82||$19,130|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 82||$17,294|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 82||$55,398|
|2004||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 82||$46,149|
|2002||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 82||$31,250|
|Grand Total Raised||$210,216|
2012C. Adam Harris won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, C. Adam Harris raised a total of $40,995.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to C. Adam Harris's campaign in 2012|
|Fighting Chance Pennsylvania||$5,000|
|Pennsylvania Association of Realtors||$1,250|
|Pennsylvania Bankers Association||$1,050|
|Total Raised in 2012||$40,995|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010C. Adam Harris won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, C. Adam Harris raised a total of $19,130.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to C. Adam Harris's campaign in 2010|
|Juniata Republican Cmte||$4,395|
|Friends Of Jake Corman||$1,000|
|Pennsylvania Bankers Association||$700|
|Pennsylvania Medical Society||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$19,130|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Harris and his wife, Jenise, have one child.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Adam + Harris + Pennsylvania + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- The Reporter Online "Triple-dipping loophole in Pa. unemployment law finally closed," Accessed December 6, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of State, “2014 Unofficial 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
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Harris, C Adam" Accessed September 16, 2013
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