Joseph Markosek

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Joseph Markosek
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Pennsylvania State House District 25
Incumbent
In office
1983 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 31
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame
Master'sDuquesne University
Personal
Birthday01/27/1950
Place of birthPittsburgh, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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Joseph F. Markosek (b. January 27, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 1982.

Biography

Markosek earned his B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame in 1972 and his M.B.A. from Duquesne University. His professional experience includes working as a clerk for the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad in 1974 and as a buyer for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1974 to 1982.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Democratic Chair
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Markosek served on these committees:

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. Incumbent Joseph Markosek was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while John Ritter was unopposed in the Republican primary. Markosek and Ritter will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Markosek ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 25. Markosek ran unchallenged in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Mike Doyle (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Markosek Incumbent 54.7% 16,297
     Republican Mike Doyle 45.3% 13,470
Total Votes 29,767

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Markosek won re-election to District 25 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Republican Mike Doyle in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 25
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Markosek (D) 11,776 53.7%
Mike Doyle (R) 10,153 46.3%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Markosek won re-election to District 25 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, receiving 28,916 votes while running unopposed.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 25
Candidates Votes Percent
Joseph F. Markosek (D/R) Green check mark transparent.png 28,916 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Joseph Markosek is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Joseph Markosek raised a total of $1,743,429 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.[7]

Joseph Markosek's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 25 Won $736,412
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 25 Won $314,924
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 25 Won $271,343
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 25 Won $209,077
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 25 Won $83,190
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 25 Won $55,063
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 25 Won $23,760
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 25 Won $49,660
Grand Total Raised $1,743,429

2012

Joseph Markosek won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Joseph Markosek raised a total of $736,412.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Markosek's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Democratic Party$92,185
Pennsylvania State Education Association$67,500
Afscme Council 13$50,000
Electrical Workers Local 98$31,000
Operating Engineers Local 66$26,000
Total Raised in 2012$736,412
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Markosek raised $291,307 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $40,161
Operating Engineers Local 66 $9,000
Pennsylvania Education Association $7,750
Transportation Construction Industries $7,500
Western Pennsylvania Laborers $5,000

Scorecards

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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.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

Personal

Markosek is divorced and has one child.

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Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 25
1983–present
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