|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 79|
|December 1, 2014|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Notre Dame|
|Master's||Indiana University South Bend|
McGinnis earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1976, his M.S.B.A. from Indiana University South Bend in 1987 and his Ph.D. from Penn State in 1993.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McGinnis served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Aging & Older Adult Services|
|• Labor & Industry|
|• State Government, Secretary|
|• Urban Affairs|
McGinnis ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 79. McGinnis defeated incumbent Richard Geist in the April 24 Republican primary and defeated Richard Flarend in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 79, General Election, 2012|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 79 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for John McGinnis is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, John McGinnis raised a total of $94,939 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.
|John McGinnis's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 79||$94,939|
|Grand Total Raised||$94,939|
2012John McGinnis won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, John McGinnis raised a total of $94,939.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John McGinnis's campaign in 2012|
|Fighting Chance Pennsylvania||$10,000|
|Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania Pac||$6,700|
|Wagner, Scott R||$6,283|
|Mike Turzai Leadership Fund||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$94,939|
|Source:Follow the Money|
For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, Pennsylvania is expected to devote $2 billion to state public pensions, including the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) and the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS), an increase of nearly $600 million from the 2013-2014 budget and roughly $1 out of every $15 Pennsylvania plans to spend. The increase in pension costs generated several responses from Pennsylvania leaders. "The largest cost and growth in next year’s budget will be pension costs," Senate President Joe Scarnati, stated in December 2013. "To pay the bill will mean that we are forced to flat-fund or reduce-fund many areas of the budget that have already been cut close to the bone." McGinnis said, "We in state government have had a shameful history since 2001 producing legislation that short-changes the funding of our public employee pensions...The mistake has always been to not pay the bill." The Corbett administration expressed interest in creating a hybrid pension system to potentially cut nearly $7 billion off the state's total pension bill.
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- ACU Rates PA State Legislators - PoliticsPA
- Eichelberger confirms his bid for third term - Altoona Mirror
- Individual wrestling sectionals kick off this weekend - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
- Cash or credit? PA facing $600 million in new pension costs - Watchdog.org
- One nation under who? State House committee to vote today to celebrate the ... - Patriot-News (blog)
- Committee Approves ?Under God? Resolution - WTAJ
- The State of the Union: Make it stop - Politico
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 9, 2012
- Pennsylvania Independent "Incumbents fall in PA House, congressional races," April 24, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "McGinnis, John" Accessed September 13, 2013
- WatchDog.org "Cash or credit? PA facing $600 million in new pension costs," Accessed February 10, 2014
Richard Geist (R)
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