Elder Vogel

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Elder Vogel
Pennsylvania State Senate District 47
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 5
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
BirthdayJuly 9, 1956
Place of birthRochester, PA
ProfessionManager/Dairy Farmer, Junell Farms
Office website
Elder A. Vogel Jr. is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Vogel has served as a Township Supervisor for New Sewickley Township since 1997.


Vogel's professional experience includes owning/managing Junell Farms, a dairy farm.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Chair
Local Government, Vice Chair
Aging & Youth
Environmental Resources & Energy
Urban Affairs & Housing


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


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



See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Vogel ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 47. Vogel ran unchallenged in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Kimberly Villella (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElder Vogel Incumbent 57.1% 57,613
     Democratic Kimberly Villella 42.9% 43,348
Total Votes 100,961


See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Vogel was elected to District 47 of the Pennsylvania State Senate.[3]

Vogel raised $1,339,151 for this campaign.[4]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 47
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png VOGEL, ELDER JR. (R) 60,047

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Elder Vogel is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Elder Vogel raised a total of $2,508,179 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[5]

Elder Vogel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 47 Won $1,075,023
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 47 Not up for election $94,005
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 47 Won $1,339,151
Grand Total Raised $2,508,179


Elder Vogel won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Elder Vogel raised a total of $1,075,023.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Elder Vogel's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Republican Party$362,040
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania$146,000
Friends of Dominic Pileggi$100,000
Friends of Jake Corman$25,000
Citizens for Pat Browne$15,000
Total Raised in 2012$1,075,023
Source:Follow the Money


Vogel raised $1,339,151 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $789,852
Senate Republican Campaign Committee of Pennsylvania $358,504
Friends of Joe Scarnati $30,000
Pileggi Victory Committee $25,000
David Barenfield $20,321
Citizens for Pat Browne $20,000
Friends of Jake Corman $12,000
Friends of Chuck McIlhenney $7,000
Friends of Dominic Pileggi $5,000
Committee to Elect Jane Orie $5,000
Rafferty for Senate PAC $5,000
Friends of Senator Don White $5,000
Pennsylvania Future Fund $5,000


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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.

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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.


Elder is single and resides in Rochester, Pennsylvania.

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