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Jake Wheatley, Jr.
|Jake Wheatley, Jr.|
|Pennsylvania State House District 19|
|2003 - Present|
|November 31, 2016|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University|
|Master's||University of Pittsburgh|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1989-1992|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Controversies
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Wheatley earned his B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and his M.P.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. His professional experience includes working as Senior Associate of Training and Education for the Coro Center for Civic Leadership, for the Office of the County Clerk and as executive assistant of Community Relations for Pittsburgh City Council District 6. Wheatley served in the United States Marine Corps as part of Operation Desert Storm/Shield from 1989 to 1992.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Wheatley served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Finance, Democratic Chair|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Wheatley served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture & Rural Affairs|
|• Liquor Control|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wheatley served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Human Services|
|• Local Government|
|• Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wheatley served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Children & Youth|
|• Health & Human Services|
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 Jake Wheatley, Jr. was set to face Mark Brentley, Sr. in the Democratic primary, but Brentley was removed from the ballot on April 10, 2014, leaving Wheatley unopposed. Brentley was put back on the ballot as a Families 4 Brentley candidate on August 1. Wheatley defeated Brentley in the general election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 19 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Jake Wheatley, Jr.||86.6%||9,404|
|Independent||Mark Brentley, Sr.||13.4%||1,449|
Wheatley ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 19. Wheatley ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jake Wheatley, Jr. Incumbent||100%||20,942|
Wheatley won re-election to District 19 in 2010. He was opposed in the primary election, receiving 3,741 votes while his opponents Tonya Payne and Mark Brentley, Sr. received 1,643 and 797 votes respectively. Wheatley faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 19|
|Jake Wheatley, Jr. (D)||10,751||100.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 19|
|Jake Wheatley, Jr. (D)||22,913||100.00%|
Comprehensive donor information for Jake Wheatley is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Jake Wheatley raised a total of $427,888 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.
|Jake Wheatley's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 19||$23,202|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 19||$146,662|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 19||$105,057|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 19||$62,798|
|2004||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 19||$50,656|
|2002||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 19||$39,513|
|Grand Total Raised||$427,888|
2012Jake Wheatley won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jake Wheatley raised a total of $23,202.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jake Wheatley, Jr.'s campaign in 2012|
|Ravensthal for Mayor Operating Account||$3,450|
|Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers||$1,300|
|Usw 5032-20 Pac||$850|
|Total Raised in 2012||$23,202|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Wheatley raised $146,662 during the 2010 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|Citizens To Elect Dwight Evans For State Representative||$10,000|
|Sanders, Charles S||$7,000|
|Mistick, M Robert||$5,000|
|Onorato For Governor Llc||$5,000|
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- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
- The American Conservative Union: 2012 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Pennsylvania National Federation of Independent Business: 2011-2012 Voting Record
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
- Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania: Marcellus Shale Scorecard 2011-12
- Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.
In early April 2010, Allegheny County police began an investigation into accusations that several signatures on nominating petitions for Wheatley were forged. The accusations came from Tonya Payne, who challenged Wheatly in the May Democratic primary. She claimed that several people whose names were on the petition told her they never signed it.
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- Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Pennsylvania General Assembly
- Joint Committees
- Pennsylvania state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Rep. Wheatley's personal website
- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Jake Wheatley on Facebook
- Jake Wheatley on Twitter
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- 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 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 General Election," accessed December 5, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 2, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Wheatley, Jake," accessed September 11, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributors," accessed May 15, 2014
- CBS 3, "Police Probe Petitions Of State Rep. Wheatley," accessed May 15, 2014(Archived)
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