|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66|
|January 6, 2015 - present|
|November 31, 2016|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
Dush is a retired corrections officer with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Prior to that, he served in the US Air Force and Air National Guard. While in the US Air Force, he worked as a Law Enforcement Patrolman, Hostage Negotiator, and Anti-Terrorism Program Manager. While in the Air National Guard, he took part in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Noble Eagle. He attended Clarion State College, the University of Louisville, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Alan Hancock College, and the Community College of the Air Force.
In an electronic communication with Ballotpedia, Dush described his political philosophy as constitutionalist. He went on to explain this central theme of his campaign:
- "I believe the founders, as a group, understood human nature relative to governance in a way that has been unique in human history. The Constitution of the United States was written to address the tendency of those in power to seek to draw it unto themselves, and provided means to prevent it. It allowed the Federal Republic to operate effectively without trampling on the sovereign rights of either the states or the individuals. Pennsylvania's original constitutions of 1776 and 1790 benefited from the proximate date and essential authors of the United States Constitution. The fact that we've strayed from the founders' intent is reflected in the social and economic woes we face today."
He also detailed his policy goals:
- "Bring bureaucrats before open sessions of house committees to be held to account for:
- Unfunded Mandates
- Excessive, duplicative, and wasteful documentation requirements on municipal governments, schools, businesses and individuals
- Regulatory abuses"
- "Cut Secretariat staffing levels to 1980 levels."
- "Constitutional Amendments defining life as beginning at conception and marriage as being between one man and one woman."
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Robert Toby Santik was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Cris Dush defeated Paul L Corbin and Harry Glenn Bodenhorn in the Republican primary. Dush defeaeted Santik in the general election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Robert Toby Santik||27.9%||4,567|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Paul L Corbin||46.1%||3,006|
|Harry Glenn Bodenhorn||3.4%||219|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Sam Smith Incumbent||49.1%||3,150|
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- Cris Dush campaign website," accessed April 10, 2012
- 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, "2014 General Election," accessed December 5, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 9, 2012
Samuel Smith (R)
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 66
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