Deberah Kula

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Deberah Kula
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Pennsylvania State House District 52
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
(dead link) Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Deberah Kula is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 52. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Kula did not run for re-election to the House in 2014. She instead ran for District 32 in the Pennsylvania State Senate, but was not elected.

Biography

Kula's professional experience includes working as a Court Administrator for the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas and as a North Union Magisterial District Judge for 14 years.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Democratic Vice Chair
Appropriations
Game & Fisheries
Judiciary, Democratic Secretary
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate 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 that election was March 11, 2014. Deberah Kula defeated Harry Fike in the Democratic primary, while Patrick Stefano was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rose Mary Ambrosino (D) was removed from the ballot on April 8, 2014. Stefano defeated Kula in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kula ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 52. Kula ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDeberah Kula Incumbent 100% 15,701
Total Votes 15,701

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kula won re-election to District 52 in 2010. She had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 52
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Deberah Kula (D) 10,985 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 4, 2008, Kula won re-election to District 52 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 17,968 votes while running unopposed.[7]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 52
Candidates Votes Percent
Deberah Kula (D) Green check mark transparent.png 17,968 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Deberah Kula is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Deberah Kula raised a total of $265,920 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.[8]

Deberah Kula's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 52 Won $50,871
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 52 Won $45,295
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 52 Won $72,470
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 52 Won $97,284
Grand Total Raised $265,920

2012

Deberah Kula won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Deberah Kula raised a total of $50,871.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Deberah Kula's campaign in 2012
Gmerek Government Relations$1,750
Pennysylvania Funeral Directors Association$1,500
Pennsylvania Association of Deer Farmers$1,250
Pennsylvania State Education Association$1,250
Afscme Council 13$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$50,871
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Deberah Kula won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Deberah Kula raised a total of $45,295.

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 was in session from January 7 through November 12.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.

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.

Personal

Kula and her husband, Frank, have three children.

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 52
2007–present
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