Don White

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Don White
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 41
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1972-1975
Personal
BirthdayAugust 5, 1950
Place of birthKittanning, PA
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Donald "Don" C. White (b. August 5, 1950) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 41. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

White attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Juniata College. His professional experience includes being a retired Insurance Agent and Broker.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking & Insurance, Chair
Transportation, Vice Chair
Community, Economic & Recreational Development
Environmental Resources & Energy
Law & Justice
State Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

White ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 41. White ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon White Incumbent 100% 82,761
Total Votes 82,761

2008

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, White was re-elected to District 41 of the Pennsylvania State Senate. White was unchallenged in the general election.[3]

White raised $396,269 for this campaign in which he ran unopposed.[4]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 41
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png WHITE, DON (R) 97,625

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Don White is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Don White raised a total of $2,110,583 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[5]

Don White's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 41 Won $274,521
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 41 Not up for election $199,577
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 41 Won $396,269
2006 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 41 Not up for election $222,914
2004 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 41 Won $145,514
2002 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 41 Not up for election $136,760
2000 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 41 Won $735,028
Grand Total Raised $2,110,583

2012

Don White won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Don White raised a total of $274,521.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Don White's campaign in 2012
Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania$11,500
State Farm Insurance$6,500
Pennsylvania Bankers Association$6,500
Forrest III, James Clifford$6,040
Swank III, Russell C & Ellen S$6,000
Total Raised in 2012$274,521
Source:Follow the Money

2008

White raised $396,269 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Roger Reschini $25,450
Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania $13,000
Senate Republican Campaign Committee of Pennsylvania $12,500
Pennsylvania Bankers Association $12,338
Sunoco, Inc. $11,000
Harleysville Insurance $6,000
Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania $5,500
Russell and Ellen Swank III $5,000
Richard Ridilla $5,000
Terry Pegula $5,000

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.

Personal

Don is married to Sarah Anne White. They have one child and reside in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

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Preceded by
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 41
2001–present
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