Chris Sainato

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Chris Sainato
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Pennsylvania State House District 9
Incumbent
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sYoungstown State University, 1982
Personal
Birthday05/08/1959
Place of birthNew Castle, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
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Chris Sainato (b. May 8, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber 1994.

Biography

Sainato earned his B.S. in Educational-Social Services from Youngstown State University in 1982. His professional experience includes working as District Representative/Congressional Aide for United States Congressman Joe Kolter from 1983 to 1993.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness, Democratic Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Chris Sainato was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Gary Cangey defeated Gregory Michalek in the Republican primary. Sainato and Cangey will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sainato ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 9. Sainato ran unchallenged in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Jason Murtha (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Sainato Incumbent 58.1% 13,791
     Republican Jason Murtha 41.9% 9,941
Total Votes 23,732

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sainato won re-election to District 9 in 2010. He was unopposed in bot the May 18 Democratic primary and the November 2 general election.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 9
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Sainato (D) 15,452 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Sainato won re-election to District 9 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, receiving 24,294 votes running unopposed.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9
Candidates Votes Percent
Chris Sainato (D/R) Green check mark transparent.png 24,294 100.00%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chris Sainato is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Chris Sainato raised a total of $513,068 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.[7]

Chris Sainato's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9 Won $100,266
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9 Won $60,295
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9 Won $65,411
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9 Won $54,910
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9 Won $66,021
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9 Won $58,293
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9 Won $63,936
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9 Won $43,936
Grand Total Raised $513,068

2012

Chris Sainato won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Chris Sainato raised a total of $100,266.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Sainato's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Democratic Party$12,701
Pennsylvania State Education Association$6,100
Boilermakers Local 154$2,750
Hartman, Dallas W$2,500
Markosek for State Legislature$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$100,266
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sainato raised $60,295 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Shick, Carmen W $2,000
Hartman, Dallas W $1,500
Afscme Council 13 $1,150
Dominion $1,000
Steamfitters Local 449 $1,000
Western Pennsylvania Laborers $1,000
Peco Energy $1,000

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through November 30.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on bills related to reproductive freedom and family planning.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 9
1995–present
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