Frank Farina

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Frank Farina
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 112
In office
Term ends
November 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolValley View High School
Bachelor'sPenn State University, 1999
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Frank Farina is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 112. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Farina previously represented District 115 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2012 to 2014.


Farina earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Penn State University in 1999. His professional experience includes owning Farina Landscaping since 2004.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Environmental Resources & Energy
Game & Fisheries
Tourism & Recreational Development, Democratic Secretary


Campaign themes


Farina's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Providing a Quality Education to Every Child

  • Excerpt: "Restore the Funding to our Public Schools. Without the proper resources, our children will not receive the education they need and deserve."

Creating Family Sustaining Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Offer tax incentives like Keystone Opportunity Zones and Tax Increment Financing to larger business and corporations to lure them to the area and to take advantage of our highly trained and motivated work force."

Keeping Our Communities Safe and Growing

  • Excerpt: "Provide our police forces with the necessary tools and most up-to-date technology to fight and prevent crime."

Protecting Seniors, Veterans and Children

  • Excerpt: "Pressure Harrisburg to find ways to restore the funding that has been cut from our Public School System."

Protecting Our Environment and Game Lands

  • Excerpt: "Expand the use of renewable and clean energy sources like wind turbines to reduce our region’s dependency on fossil fuels and limit the effects that current fuel sources emit into our air, water, and land."



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Frank Farina defeated incumbent Kevin Haggerty and Robert Munley in the Democratic primary. Farina was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Farina ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 115. Farina defeated Randy Castellani in the Democratic primary on April 24. He defeated Theresa Kane in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Democrat Edward Staback did not seek re-election.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 115, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Farina 58.4% 15,993
     Republican Theresa Kane 41.6% 11,380
Total Votes 27,373
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 115 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Farina 50.6% 4,327
Randy Castellani 49.4% 4,219
Total Votes 8,546

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Frank Farina is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Frank Farina raised a total of $114,667 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[7]

Frank Farina's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 115 Won $114,667
Grand Total Raised $114,667


Frank Farina won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Frank Farina raised a total of $114,667.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Frank Farina's campaign in 2012
Farina, Frank A$36,934
Campolieto, Joseph M$4,050
Domiano Sr, Anthony R$3,135
Mattioli, Jason J$2,550
Maros, John$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$114,667
Source:Follow the Money


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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 was in session from January 7 through November 12.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.


Farina and his wife, Karla, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin Haggerty (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 112
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Edward Staback (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 115
Succeeded by
David C. Parker (R)