Jose Miranda

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Jose Miranda
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 197
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolWilliam Penn High School
Websites
Office website
Personal website
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Jose P. Miranda is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 197. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Miranda was defeated in the May 20, 2014, Democratic primary by Leslie Acosta.[1]

Biography

Miranda attended West Chester University. His professional experience includes working as Spokesman & Community Liaison for Senator Shirley M. Kitchen and as a democratic field director for John Kerry's presidential campaign in 2004.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce
Local Government
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness

Elections

2014

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Leslie Acosta defeated incumbent Jose Miranda, Danilo Burgos and Ben Ramos in the Democratic primary. Edward Lloyd, Jr. (D) was removed from the ballot on April 3, 2014, and Juan Rodriguez (D) was removed from the ballot on April 4, 2014. Acosta is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Miranda ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 197. Miranda defeated Jewel Williams, Kenneth Walker, and Jamil Ali in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Steve Crum in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 197, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose Miranda 94.9% 25,998
     Republican Steve Crum 5.1% 1,404
Total Votes 27,402
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 197 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJose Miranda 39.7% 2,997
Kenneth Walker 19.6% 1,478
Jewel Williams 34% 2,563
Jamil Ali 6.7% 504
Total Votes 7,542

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jose Miranda is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Jose Miranda raised a total of $12,053 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[7]

Jose Miranda's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 197 Won $12,053
Grand Total Raised $12,053

2012

Jose Miranda won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jose Miranda raised a total of $12,053.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jose Miranda's campaign in 2012
Friends of Darrell Clark$2,000
Eleventh Democratic Ward$1,500
Weiss, Jonathan & Jacquelyn$1,000
Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association$1,000
Booker, Sidney$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$12,053
Source:Follow the Money

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through November 30.

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  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on bills related to reproductive freedom and family planning.

Controversies

On January 27, 2014, the Philadelphia district attorney charged Miranda and his sister with criminal conspiracy, perjury and conflict of interest. The charges against Miranda and his sister, Michelle Wilson, stated that Miranda hired a ghost (non-working) employee so that Miranda could circumvent state nepotism laws so that his sister could stay on as his chief of staff. The D.A. Seth Williams said that Miranda hired a man named Timothy Duckett, a former driver for his campaign, as a legislative assistant but did not require him to do any work. Duckett was ordered by Miranda to give part of his salary to Wilson, while Wilson continued to act as Miranda's chief of staff. If found guilty of the charges, Miranda will be removed from office.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Williams (D)
Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 197
2013–present
Succeeded by
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