|Pennsylvania Auditor General|
|January 15, 2013-present|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Jack Wagner (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 2016|
|Term limits||2 consecutive terms|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 95|
|Bachelor's||College of Wooster, 1993|
|Master's||University of Pittsburgh, 1997|
|J.D.||Widener University School of Law, 2002|
|Place of birth||Pittsburgh, PA|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Personal
- 6 Recent news
- 7 External links
- 8 References
DePasquale is a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 95 from 2007-2013. In 2012, he ran simultaneously for auditor and re-election to the House. He won both races, but chose to relinquish his seat in the House in order to assume the auditor's office. A special legislative election was then called to fill the seat left vacant by DePasquale's decision move to the executive branch. On May 21, 2013, fellow Democrat Kevin Schreiber won the special election to replace DePasquale in the House.
DePasquale earned his B.A. in Political Science from the College of Wooster in 1993. He went on to receive his MPA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. He then received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2002.
After earning his law degree, Depasquale began work as an attorney. He also worked for the City of York as Director of Economic Development from 2002 to 2003. He then worked as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Environmental Protection from 2003 to 2006.
Depasquale served as Chair of the York County Democratic Party from 1998 to 2002. He then joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2007. He has served in that position since, representing the 95th District.
Pennsylvania Auditor (2013-present)
DePasquale was elected on November 6, 2012 and succeeded Jack Wagner as the state auditor of Pennsylvania on January 15, 2013.
State House (2007-2013)
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Depasquale served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Depasquale served on these committees:
- Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Appropriations Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Consumer Affairs Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Urban Affairs Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
DePasquale ran for Pennsylvania Auditor and re-election to the House in 2012. He ran unopposed in both races in the April 24 primary. In the general election for state auditor, DePasquale defeated Republican John Maher and Betsy Summers (L) on November 6, 2012 to win the open seat.
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, who many thought might run for the auditor position, endorsed DePasquale in late November 2011.
He was re-elected to the House in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 95, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Eugene DePasquale Incumbent||83%||16,804|
|Pennsylvania Auditor General General Election, 2012|
|Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.|
On his campaign website, DePasquale listed four major themes of his campaign:
- Finding savings - "Given the incredible budgetary strain facing Pennsylvanians in recent years, the office of Auditor General is even more critical. I will run audits that will identify any wasteful and inefficient spending that can be eliminated, freeing up money for critical programs."
- Improving job creation - "The most important issue for Pennsylvania is job creation. I will consistently audit all economic development programs in order to identify those that are succeeding and those that are not so that we can either revise or eliminate them."
- Protecting the environment - "On my first day in office as your Auditor General, I will order an immediate performance audit of the Department of Environmental Protection to make sure our constitutional right to pure water has not been compromised by natural gas drilling."
- Funding education, healthcare, and public safety - "While we need to eliminate wasteful spending, we also need to make sure that critical programs have the funding that they need. The enormous cuts last year to education and health care programs are already taking a heavy toll on Pennsylvanians, and now eliminating hundreds of police officers is on the table. I will use the office to not only identify savings but to promote how these savings can be used."
Depasquale won re-election to the 95th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 95|
|Eugene Depasquale (D)||9,832||100.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 95|
|Eugene A. Depasquale (D)||17,887||75.1%|
|Lon Emenheiser (R)||5,941||24.9%|
Comprehensive donor information for DePasquale is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, DePasquale raised a total of $1,474,829 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.
DePasquale won re-election to the position of Pennsylvania House Representative in 2012. During that election cycle, DePasquale raised a total of $762,702.
|Pennsylvania House Representative 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Eugene DePasquale's campaign in 2012|
|Pennsylvania State Education Association||$31,050|
|AFSCME Council 13||$30,750|
|Mid Atlantic Laborers||$30,000|
|Pennsylvania Service Employees||$26,000|
|Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association||$21,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$762,702|
|Source:Follow the Money|
*DePasquale did not report raising any money for the 2012 Auditor race, which he also won. He chose to assume office as Auditor, relinquishing his state house seat.
In 2010, DePasquale received $170,791 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Eugene DePasquale's campaign in 2010|
|Western Pennsylvania Laborers||$10,750|
|Mid Atlantic Laborers||$10,000|
|Pennsylvania Education Association||$7,000|
|International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers||$6,000|
|Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$170,791|
Depasquale and his wife, Tracey, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Eugene + DePasquale + Pennsylvania + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Pittsburgh, Allegheny County explore reprieve for debt-ridden Wilson Center - Tribune-Review
- Reilly wants York County special senate election pushed back to May Primary - FOX43.com
- Pa. auditor general faults education department's charter oversight - Newsworks.org
- Commentary: Pennsylvania auditor explains qualms about welfare reviewer - Press Herald
- EDITORIAL: Issue is the special election itself - York Dispatch
- Local briefs 1/16/2014 - The Tribune-Democrat
- DRPA names acting chief executive officer - Cherry Hill Courier Post
- Amid qualms, N.J. panel backs DRPA chief for judgeship - Philly.com
- Bill Nemitz: LePage burned by own report on MaineCare - Press Herald
- Corbett won't pursue Pennsylvania Lottery privatization contract - Tribune-Review
- Official state site
- Official campaign website *May be inactive*
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. Depasquale
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- LinkedIn profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Eugene DePasquale on Facebook
- Eugene DePasquale on LinkedIn
- Eugene DePasquale on Flickr
- Eugene DePasquale on YouTube
- Pennsylvania State Legislature, "Pennsylvania Constitution: Executive Branch," accessed November 29, 2012
- WITF, "Awaiting special elections announcement for two House seats," November 25, 2012
- paindependent.com, "WATCHBLOG: Democrats win special elections for House seats in York, Allegheny counties," May 22, 2013
- Philadelphia Inquirer, "Election Results 2012," accessed November 7, 2012
- Pittsburgh Tribune Review, "Onorato endorses candidate for auditor general," December 1, 2011
- Eugene DePasquale for Auditor, "Issues," accessed February 14, 2012
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Eugene DePasquale," accessed June 7, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Eugene DePasquale 2012 donors (Auditor race)," accessed June 7, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2010 donations
Jack Wagner (D)
|Pennsylvania Auditor General
| Succeeded by|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives
| Succeeded by|
Kevin Schreiber (D)