Gene DiGirolamo

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Gene DiGirolamo
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Pennsylvania State House District 18
Incumbent
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserves
Years of service1970-1976
Personal
Birthday03/28/1950
Place of birthPhiladelphia , PA
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gene D. DiGirolamo (b. March 28, 1950) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

DiGirolamo was Chair of the Bensalem Township Board of Auditors in 1993. He was also an auditor for the Bensalem Township from 1992 to 1994.

Biography

DiGirolamo attended Holy Family College and Delaware Valley College. His professional experience includes working as president and a farmer for DiGirolamo Farms, Incorporated from 1968 to 1994. DiGirolamo served in the United States Army Reserves from 1970 to 1976.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Affairs
Human Services, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Severance tax

In April 2014, GiGirolamo supported a severance tax on Pennsylvania's natural gas industry on top of an impact fee. His legislation supported a severance tax that would send 40 percent of the revenue to Pennsylvania schools. DiGirolamo argued a severance tax is the cost of doing business, and that the natural gas industry wouldn’t flee if one was imposed. “The gas underneath Pennsylvania is pure, it’s abundant and they’re going to be here for a long, long time,” he said in an interview.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Gene DiGirolamo was unopposed in the Republican primary. DiGirolamo is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

DiGirolamo ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 18. DiGirolamo ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGene DiGirolamo Incumbent 100% 18,838
Total Votes 18,838

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

DiGirolamo ran for re-election to District 18 in 2010. He was unopposed in both the May 18 Republican primary and the November 2 general election.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 18
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gene DiGirolamo (R) 14,117 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, DiGirolamo won re-election to District 18 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with 18,550 votes, defeating Democrat Harris Martin (9,058).[7] DiGirolamo raised $120,275 for his campaign, while Martin raised $3,254.[8]

Pennsylvania State House, District 18 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Gene DiGirolamo (R) Green check mark transparent.png 18,550 67.2%
Harris Martin (D) 9,058 32.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gene DiGirolamo is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Gene DiGirolamo raised a total of $907,589 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.[9]

Gene DiGirolamo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 18 Won $162,457
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 18 Won $84,669
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 18 Won $120,275
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 18 Won $117,559
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 18 Won $124,711
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 18 Won $189,486
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 18 Won $32,589
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 18 Won $75,843
Grand Total Raised $907,589

2012

Gene DiGirolamo won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gene DiGirolamo raised a total of $162,457.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gene DiGirolamo's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$11,500
Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemens Association$10,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$9,200
Pennsylvania Service Employees$7,500
Electrical Workers Local 98$7,000
Total Raised in 2012$162,457
Source:Follow the Money

2010

DiGirolamo raised $83,669 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[10]

Donor Amount
Electrical Workers $5,000
Sprinkler Fitters Local 692 $3,500
Pennsylvania Education Association $2,900
Painters & Allied Trades District Council 21 $2,500
Steamfitters Local 420 $2,500

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on bills related to reproductive freedom and family planning.

2011-2012

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.

Personal

DiGirolamo and his wife, Donna, have four children.

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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 18
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