|Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania|
|January 18, 2011 - Present|
|Years in position||3|
|Predecessor||Joe Scarnati (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms|
|Bucks County Commissioner|
|January 4, 2005 – January 18, 2011|
|High school||Bishop Egan High School|
|J.D.||Temple University School of Law|
|Birthday||June 22, 1969|
In his role as lieutenant governor, Cawley also serves as President of the Senate, oversees the Board of Pardons and chairs the Governor’s Local Government Advisory Committee. Additionally, in 2011, Gov. Tom Corbett (R) appointed Cawley as chair of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, for which Cawley received the 2012 Public Leadership in Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award from General Electric. Cawley also lead the disaster recovery task force in the wake of floods from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.
Cawley previously served on the Bucks County Board of Commissioners, a position he was appointed to in 2005 and elected to in 2007. During this time he earned a reputation as a strong fiscal conservative, advocating for the use of technology to save taxpayers money, and made public safety a major issue.
Cawley began his political career as Chief of Staff to State Senator Tommy Tomlinson. He also served on the board of the Briscoe School District.
Cawley was appointed to the Bucks County Board of Commissioners in 2005 and elected to a full term in 2007. He formed and co-chaired the Bucks County Economic Development Advisory Board in February 2009.
- Bishop Egan High School
- BA, Political Science, Temple University's College of Arts and Sciences
- JD, Temple University School of Law
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor (2011-present)
Bucks County Board of Commissioners (2005-2011)
Cawley was appointed to the Bucks County Board of Commissioners in 2005 and elected to a full term in 2007.
Cawley is eligible to run for re-election as Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor in 2014. He has said he would like to be on the ticket if Gov. Corbett (R) decides to seek re-election. Cawley stated, “If Tom Corbett would have me on the ticket, I'd be proud and honored to run with him for a second term.”
- 2010 General Election
- Cawley and his runningmate Tom Corbett earned 54.5% of the vote in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating Democrats Dan Onorato and runningmate Scott Conklin.
|Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 2010|
|Republican||Tom Corbett/Jim Cawley||54.5%||2,172,763|
|Democratic||Dan Onorato/H. Scott Conklin||45.5%||1,814,788|
|Election Results Via: Pennsylvania Department of State|
- 2010 Primary Election
- Cawley defeated eight opponents to win the Republican primary on May 18, 2010.
|Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor, Republican primary, 2010|
|Jean Craige Pepper||8.4%||67,219|
|Stephen A. Urban||4.5%||35,970|
|Election Results Via: Pennsylvania Department of State|
Comprehensive donor information for Cawley is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Cawley raised a total of $1,148,171 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 13, 2013.
|Jim Cawley's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||PA Lieutenant Governor||$323,590|
|2010||PA Lieutenant Governor||$664,367|
|2000||PA House of Representatives||$160,214|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,148,171|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Jim Cawley's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Jim Cawley's Campaign Contributions|
Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$82,008 (Democrat)|
|Top 5 contributors||Pennsylvania Republican Party||$69,646|
|Senate Republican Campaign Committee of Pennsylvania||$50,000|
|Friends of Joe Scarnati||$50,000|
|Pennsylvania Future Fund||$45,350|
|Tom Corbett for Governor||$33,372|
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- Lt. Governor Cawley Sets March 18 Special Election for 28th Senatorial ... - PR Newswire (press release)
- Nine things to know about the March 18 special election for Mike Waugh's seat - York Daily Record
- Timing of special election to fill Waugh's Pa. Senate seat questioned - Penn Live
- Liquor sales, pensions among Pennsylvania Legislature's several challenges - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
- York's Waugh resigns senate seat, takes over Farm Show - abc27
- Special election scheduled to fill York. Co. Senate seat - FOX43.com
- Corbett administration defends Senator Waugh's new job - witf.org
- Tuscarora faces potential 8.7-mill tax increase - Chambersburg Public Opinion
- Corbett administration: Waugh can serve in farm show position, no ... - York Daily Record
- March 18 special election for York County's 28th Senate District sparks suspicion - York Dispatch
- Office of the Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor
- Official campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Jim Cawley on Facebook
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- Jim Cawley on LinkedIn
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2000
- Office of the Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor, "Jim Cawley," accessed March 4, 2013
- Pennsylvania State Senate, "Jim Cawley - President of the Senate," accessed July 16, 2013
- Penn Live, "Lt. Gov. boosts Corbett re-election by declaring his 2014 fidelity," July 27, 2013
- Tom Corbett for governor, "Jim Cawley," accessed March 4, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed March 4, 2013
- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Jim Cawley," accessed May 13, 2013
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Joe Scarnati (R)
|Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
2011 - present
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