|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 24|
|January 1, 2013-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Peabody High School|
|Bachelor's||Morgan State University|
Gainey currently serves as a Allegheny County Democratic Committeeman and as Chairman of the Pittsburgh City Democratic Committee.
Gainey earned his bachelor's degree in Business Management from Morgan State University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gainey served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Children & Youth|
|• Transportation, Democratic Secretary|
|• Urban Affairs|
On April 20, Gainey and incumbent Joseph Preston, Jr. (D) took part in a debate sponsored by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania. Coverage of the debate can be found here.
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. Incumbent Edward Gainey defeated William Anderson and Todd Koger in the Democratic primary. Gainey was unchallenged in the general election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Edward Gainey Incumbent||85.7%||6,489|
Gainey ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 24. Gainey defeated incumbent Joseph Preston in the April 24 Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Joseph Preston, Jr. Incumbent||34.3%||2,442|
Comprehensive donor information for Edward Gainey is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Edward Gainey raised a total of $169,794 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.
|Edward Gainey's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 24||$143,781|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 24||$26,013|
|Grand Total Raised||$169,794|
2012Edward Gainey won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Edward Gainey raised a total of $143,781.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Edward Gainey's campaign in 2012|
|Western Pennsylvania Laborers||$51,000|
|Women Under Forty||$15,500|
|Operating Engineers Local 66||$12,000|
|Western Pennsylvania Labors Political Action Fund||$5,000|
|Electrical Workers Local 5||$4,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$143,781|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative scorecard
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- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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Gainey is married to his wife, Michelle. He has been involved with a number of community initiatives and organizations, including Building Bridges, Minority Media, the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network, the 52 Weeks of Peace Initiative, Divine Intervention Ministries and PROMISE.
On March 20, Democratic candidates Todd Koger and William Anderson were disqualified after a petition challenge by Gainey. Gainey also challenged incumbent Joseph Preston's petition. A number of Preston's signatures were thrown out (some as forgeries), but enough valid signatures remained for Preston to keep his place on the ballot.
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- Official campaign website
- Rep. Gainey's personal website
- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Edward Gainey on Facebook
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2006
- Official campaign website, "About Ed," accessed April 21, 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, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," accessed April 15, 2014
- Forest Hills Patch, "Ed Gainey Wins Over Longtime State Rep. Joseph Preston," accessed April 24, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Gainey, Ed," accessed September 11, 2013
- Early Returns, "Preston barely stays on ballot," accessed March 20, 2012
Joseph Preston (D)
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