Dick Hess

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Dick Hess
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Pennsylvania State House District 78
Former Member
In office
1987 - September 6, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday09/12/1938
Place of birthPittsburgh, PA
ReligionMethodist
CandidateVerification
Dick L. Hess was a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 78 from 1986 to September 6, 2013. Hess passed away on September 6, 2013, from complications that arose from leg surgery.[1]

Biography

Hess received his diploma from Saxton Liberty High School in 1958. His professional experience includes working as Chief Clerk of the Bedford County Commissioners from 1965 to 1972 and as Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts from 1971 to 1986.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Rules
Transportation, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hess ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 78. Hess ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 78, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDick Hess Incumbent 100% 24,864
Total Votes 24,864

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hess won re-election to District 78 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Pennsylvania State House, District 78
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dick Hess (R) 18,858 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hess won re-election to District 78 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 25,511 votes while running unopposed.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 78
Candidates Votes Percent
Dick L. Hess (D/R) Green check mark transparent.png 25,511 100.0%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Hess received $68,923 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dick Hess's campaign in 2010
Detwiler Iii, Paul I$5,700
Detwiler, Donald L$4,500
Pennsylvania Education Association$4,300
Pennsylvania Bankers Association$3,850
Lehman Jr, P Joseph$1,900
Total Raised in 2010 $68,923

Personal

Hess and his wife, Shirley L., have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 78
1987–September 6, 2013
Succeeded by
Jesse Topper (R)