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Joe Hackett
Pennsylvania State House District 161
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Joseph 'Joe' T. Hackett is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 161. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Hackett graduated from the Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy. His professional experience includes working for the Ridley Township Police Department for 20 years before becoming a detective with the Criminal Investigative Division of the Delaware County District Attorney’s office. He has also been the vice chair of the Ridley Township Economic Development Committee.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hackett served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging & Older Adult Services
Human Services
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hackett served on these committees:



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives 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. Incumbent Joe Hackett was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Leanne Krueger-Braneky was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Hackett and Krueger-Braneky will face off in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hackett ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 161. Hackett ran unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Larry DeMarco (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 161, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Hackett Incumbent 52.7% 17,972
     Democratic Larry DeMarco 47.3% 16,137
Total Votes 34,109


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hackett was unopposed in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Walter Waite, Jr. in the November 2 general election.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 161
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Hackett (R) 13,941 53.5%
Walter Waite, Jr. (D) 12,125 46.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Joe Hackett is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Joe Hackett raised a total of $1,094,680 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[6]

Joe Hackett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 161 Won $624,540
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 161 Won $346,434
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 161 Defeated $123,706
Grand Total Raised $1,094,680


Joe Hackett won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Joe Hackett raised a total of $624,540.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Hackett's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Republican Party$258,687
Pennsylvania House Republican Campaign Cmte$82,427
Good Jobs Pennsylvania Pac$30,000
For a Better Pennsylvania Fund Pac$12,000
Friends of Stephen Barrar$11,250
Total Raised in 2012$624,540
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Hackett raised a total of $346,540 in campaign funds.[7] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $106,068
Pennsylvania Republican Party $74,544
Republican Party of Pennsylvania $53,150
Friends for Maureen Carey $12,507


Hackett lives in Ridley Township with his wife Maureen and their two sons, Joe Jr. and Shawn.[8]

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Preceded by
Bryan Lentz (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 161
Succeeded by