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|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 179|
|2013 - 2014|
|High school||Frankford High School|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Clay served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Aging & Older Adult Services, Democratic Secretary|
|• Urban Affairs, Democratic Secretary|
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. Jason Dawkins defeated incumbent James Clay in the Democratic primary. David L. Hall (D) was removed from the ballot on April 9, 2014. Dawkins was unchallenged in the general election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 179 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|James Clay Incumbent||49.3%||2,166|
Clay ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 179. Incumbent Tony Payton, Jr. (D) was removed from the ballot on March 22 after a petition challenge. As a result, Clay ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 179, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for James Clay is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, James Clay raised a total of $4,000 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|James Clay's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 179||$4,000|
|Grand Total Raised||$4,000|
2012James Clay won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, James Clay raised a total of $4,000.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to James Clay's campaign in 2012|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||$250|
|Canty, Frank G||$250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$4,000|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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Clay and his wife, Shakeya, have four children.
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- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official primary results for May 20, 2014," accessed July 9, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Objections Cases Filed with the Department of State," accessed April 29, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Official Candidate Listing," accessed March 21, 2014
- Northeast Times Star, "Petition snafu dooms Payton's place in House," March 28, 2012
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 9, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Clay Jr, James," accessed September 19, 2013
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Tony Payton, Jr. (D)
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 179
| Succeeded by|
Jason Dawkins (D)
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