|Running for Pennsylvania State Senate, District 50|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 5|
|January 1, 2013-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Edinboro Borough Council|
|Bachelor's||California University, Pennsylvania|
Lucas earned a B.S. in Industrial Education from California University, Pennsylvania in 1981. His professional experience includes working as the Department Head in the Construction Management associate degree Program at the Fortis Institute, as an Instructor of Construction Management in the associate degree Program at the Fortis Institute, as the owner/operator of Leehan-Lucas Contracting from 1981 to 2010, as the owner/instructor at the Great Lakes Scuba LLC from 1996 to 2009 and as a teacher in the General McLane School District from 1982-1984.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lucas served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Aging & Older Adult Services|
|• Game & Fisheries, Secretary|
|• Labor & Industry|
|• Local Government|
Lucas' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Spark Economic Growth to Create Jobs
- Excerpt: "We must make Pennsylvania’s business tax and regulatory structure competitive with other states to stop employers from leaving and encourage new employers to settle here. This is why I’ve voted for bills like eliminating the inheritance tax on small businesses and supported start-up dedication to help new businesses grow."
Quality Education to Prepare Our Workforce for the Future
- Excerpt: "I will focus money on the classroom and on students to ensure a quality education for our children while making certain that teachers have the tools they need to succeed. My wife and I chose to send our son Zach to local public schools and to a state university."
Secure Tomorrow’s Jobs...Today
- Excerpt: "One of my major priorities in Harrisburg has been supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs who drive our economy. That’s why I’ve voted to invest in startup businesses and give them a tax deduction to get off the ground floor to have a chance on being successful."
Rein in Out-of-Control Government Spending
- Excerpt: "I promise to support only real balanced state budgets to bring fiscal sanity to the budget process in Harrisburg. I voted for an on time budget that didn’t increase taxes and reduced debt in our state. I will continue my promise of holding the line on taxes and spending in Harrisburg."
- Excerpt: "As a State Representative, I have been fighting for real reform by standing up to the special interests and career politicians. I voted to reduce the size of the legislature so tax dollars aren’t spent on more expensive state offices/staff but invested back into the communities we are supposed to represent. I’ve kept my promise to voters who elected me to the State House to drive my own car. I’ve chosen pay to pay for a portion of my health care just like we all do. I’m representing my constituents 100% of the time and will not hold another job so I keep my time and focus solely on those I represent."
Pro-life and Strong supporter of the Second Amendment
- Excerpt: "I am pro-life and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. In Harrisburg, I will stand up to the politicians – including those of my own party – who would try to weaken our state’s abortion laws or take away the rights of gun owners."
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Michael Muha was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Michele Brooks defeated Jane Macpherson-Mrozek and Greg Lucas in the Republican primary. Muha and Brooks will face off in the general election.
|Pennsylvania State Senate, District 50 Republican Primary, 2014|
Lucas ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 5. Lucas ran unchallenged in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Jason White (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Republican John Evans did not seek re-election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Greg Lucas is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Greg Lucas raised a total of $130,898 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.
|Greg Lucas's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 5||$130,898|
|Grand Total Raised||$130,898|
2012Greg Lucas won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Greg Lucas raised a total of $130,898.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Greg Lucas's campaign in 2012|
|Pennsylvania Republican Party||$55,014|
|House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania||$34,628|
|Northwest Good Government Pac||$7,000|
|Pennsylvania Association of Realtors||$4,990|
|Richards, Roger W||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$130,898|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative scorecard
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- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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- Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates: Legislative Scorecard
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Lucas and his wife, Rose, have one child.
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- Official campaign website
- Greg Lucas' personal website
- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Greg Lucas on Facebook
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money
- Project Vote Smart, "Gregory Lucas' Biography," accessed May 15, 2014
- votegreglucas.com, "Issues," accessed April 29, 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 19, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 9, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Lucas, Greg," accessed September 11, 2013
- votegreglucas.com, "About," accessed May 19, 2014
John Evans (R)
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