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Harold James

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Harold James
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 186
Retired
In office
2012-2013
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sTemple University, 1978
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Harold James is former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He won an April 24, 2012, special election to fill the vacant seat, but chose not to run for re-election to a full term.

The vacancy was created when Kenyatta Johnson (D) resigned after being elected to the Philadelphia City Council in November 2011. James was originally a candidate in both the special and general elections for District 186, but decided to withdraw from the general and run only in the special election. He will serve the remaining six months of Johnson's term.[1][2]

James earned his B.A. in sociology from Temple University in 1978.

Elections

2012

Special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

James defeated Barbara Hankinson (R) in the special election on April 24, 2012, garnering 94% of the vote. Party ward leaders nominated candidates for the election.[3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 186, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarold James 94% 4,586
     Republican Barbara Hankinson 6% 295
Total Votes 4,881

General election

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

James withdrew from the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 186. Jordan Harris, Timothy Hannah, and Damon Roberts ran in the Democratic primary on April 24. No Republican candidates filed to run for the seat. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

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