John Hugya

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John Hugya
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 12
High schoolVintondale High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pittsburgh
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Campaign website
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John Hugya was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1] He lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014.[2]


Hugya earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He then worked for Bethlehem Steel Corporation in the blast furnace and coke oven departments. Hugya also served in the United States Marine Corps. He attained the rank of Colonel and retired from military service in 1992 after 40 years.[3]

Hugya is a former chief of staff to Congressman John Murtha. He retired after Murtha's death in 2010.[3]



See also: Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hugya ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 12th District.[1] Hugya lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. He was defeated by Erin McClelland.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 12 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngErin McClelland 68.1% 32,873
John Hugya 31.9% 15,373
Total Votes 48,246
Source: Results via Associated Press

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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hugya's reports.[4]


Hugya and his wife, Karen, live in Jenner Township. They have two daughters.[3]

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