|Running for Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 36|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 22|
|January 1, 2013-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Duquesne University, 1999|
Molchany earned her B.A. in Journalism from Duquesne University in 1999. Her professional experience includes working as Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP).
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Molchany served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Consumer Affairs, Democratic Secretary|
|• Human Services|
|• Urban Affairs|
Molchany's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "believe job creation happens not just through investment in physical capital, but investment in human capital. My time as a director of PUMP, a non-profit dedicated to young professionals, has taught me that people want to live and work in this region- we need to give them the opportunity to do so. We must support the creation of an innovative workforce in Pennsylvania in order to compete in the global economy."
- Excerpt: "As the executive director of a non-profit focused on attracting and retaining talented individuals to this region, I know that the key to keeping this region competitive is a holistic transportation system. We can never hope to be a world class region if we don’t have world class transit."
- Excerpt: "I recognize that there are tough decisions to make in the state budget. But I will not support devastating cuts to public services that will unduly burden our state’s residents. In the State House, I would work to preserve vital access for Pennsylvania residents to important programs."
- Excerpt: "Despite its smoky heritage, our region has become an exemplary model of environmental responsibility. Our clean air and water have been hard fought and make our region a better place to live and a better place to do business in. In the state house, I would be a tireless advocate for using the successes we’ve had in Pittsburgh as a model for protecting our natural resources around the state."
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Harry Readshaw, III defeated incumbent Erin Molchany in the Democratic primary. Readshaw is unchallenged in the general election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 36 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Harry Readshaw, III Incumbent||60.1%||3,919|
|Erin Molchany Incumbent||39.9%||2,599|
Molchany ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 22. Molchany defeated Martin Schmotzer and Shawn Lunny in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Chris Cratsley (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 22, General Election, 2012|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 22 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Martin Schmotzer Incumbent||42.6%||2,188|
Comprehensive donor information for Erin Molchany is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Erin Molchany raised a total of $112,035 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.
|Erin Molchany's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 22||$112,035|
|Grand Total Raised||$112,035|
2012Erin Molchany won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Erin Molchany raised a total of $112,035.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Erin Molchany's campaign in 2012|
|Run Baby Run||$5,925|
|Operating Engineers Local 66||$3,750|
|Friends of Natalia Rudiak||$3,283|
|Barth, Steven M||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$112,035|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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In 2014, Molchany's endorsements includedd the following:
- Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers
- Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC
- The Women’s Campaign Fund
- The Steel City Stonewall Democrats
- The Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- County Executive Rich Fitzgerald
- Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto
- Democracy for America
- State Senator Wayne Fontana
Molchany has lived in Pittsburgh's Mt. Washington neighborhood for the past 18 years.
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- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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- Erin Molchany on Facebook
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Official campaign website, "About Erin," accessed May 1, 2014
- erinmolchany.com, "On the Issues," accessed May 15, 2014
- 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
- followthemoney.org, "Molchany, Erin," accessed September 11, 2013
- Official campaign website, "Campaign news," accessed May 1, 2014
Martin Schmotzer (D)
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