Joseph Preston, Jr.
|Joseph Preston, Jr|
|Pennsylvania State House District 24|
|1983 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Pittsburgh|
|Place of birth||Vandergrift, PA|
Preston earned his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Preston has worked in the following positions: Personnel Analyst for Jones and Laughlin Steel, Commercial and Industrial Salesman, Personnel Administrator for the City of Pittsburgh, and Organization Analyst for Allegheny County.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Preston served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Preston served on these committees:
- Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Consumer Affairs Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Chair
- Rules Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
On April 20, Gainey and incumbent Joseph Preston, Jr. (D) took part in a debate sponsored by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania. Coverage of the debate can be found here.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Joseph Preston, Jr. Incumbent||34.3%||2,442|
On March 20, Democratic candidates Todd Koger and William Anderson were disqualified after a petition challenge by candidate Edward Gainey (D). Gainey also challenged Preston's petitions. A number of Preston's signatures were thrown out (some as forgeries), but enough valid signatures remained for Preston to keep his place on the ballot.
Preston won re-election to the 24th District seat in 2010. He won the primary election, receiving 4,702 votes while his opponents William Anderson and Todd Elliott Koger received 1,368 and 1,096 votes respectively. Preston faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 24|
|Joseph Preston, Jr. (D)||14,405||100.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 24|
|Joseph Preston, Jr. (D)||26,342||100.0%|
Preston raised $68,399 during the 2010 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania Education Association||$2,000|
|Obrien, Morgan K||$2,000|
|Campolongo, James D||$2,000|
Preston and his wife, Odelfa, have two children.
- Rep. Joseph Preston, Jr., Personal website
- Rep. Joseph Preston, Jr., Facebook page
- Joseph Preston, Twitter feed
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. Joseph Preston, Jr.
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- PoliticsPA, "Top 10 Most Interesting Pa. House & Senate Primaries," April 3, 2012
- Forest Hills Patch, "Ed Gainey Wins Over Longtime State Rep. Joseph Preston," April 24, 2012
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," April 15, 2014
- Early Returns, "Preston barely stays on ballot," March 20, 2012
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, 2010 campaign contributors to Joseph Preston
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 24
| Succeeded by|
Edward Gainey (D)
State of Pennsylvania
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