Mario Scavello

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Mario Scavello
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Current candidacy
Running for Pennsylvania State Senate, District 40
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Pennsylvania State House District 176
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedApril 23, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday05/09/1952
Place of birthCosenza, Italy
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mario M. Scavello (b. May 9, 1952) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 176. He was first elected to the chamber after winning a special election on April 23, 2002.
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This candidate is running in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The Pennsylvania Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 16 percent of the seats up for election in 2014. In 2012, when the 25 odd-numbered districts were up for election, a total of three districts were competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 percent or less.

Scavello served as Mayor of Mount Pocono from 1994 to 1999. He then served as Chair of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners from 2000 to 2002.

Scavello is not running for re-election to the House in 2014. He is instead running for District 40 in the Pennsylvania State Senate.

Biography

Scavello attended City University in New York. His professional experience includes owning the restaurant the Bagel Place.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor & Industry, Chair
Professional Licensure
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2014
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Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate 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. Mario Scavello was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Mark Aurand defeated Joseph Capozzolo and Leonard Scott Parsons in the Democratic primary. Scavello and Aurand will face off in the general election.[1][2]

The Pennsylvania State Senate is a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia has identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The Pennsylvania Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 16 percent of the seats up for election in 2014. District 40 in the Senate has been identified by Ballotpedia and the Philadelphia City Paper as a battleground district that could determine control of the Pennsylvania State Senate. Republican Mario Scavello is favored to win the district where he will face Mark Aurand (D) in the general election. The district favors Democrats by 1 point.[3]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Scavello ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 176. Scavello ran unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Maureen Madden (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 176, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMario Scavello Incumbent 55.3% 13,506
     Democratic Maureen Madden 44.7% 10,906
Total Votes 24,412

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Scavello won re-election to District 176 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was also unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 176
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mario Scavello (R) 14,871 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Scavello won re-election to District 176 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 26,386 votes while running unopposed.[7]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 176
Candidates Votes Percent
Mario M. Scavello (D/R) Green check mark transparent.png 26,386 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mario Scavello is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Mario Scavello raised a total of $1,081,074 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[8]

Mario Scavello's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 176 Won $392,229
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 176 Won $75,003
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 176 Won $70,608
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 176 Won $69,560
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 176 Won $68,382
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 176 Won $405,292
Grand Total Raised $1,081,074

2012

Mario Scavello won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mario Scavello raised a total of $392,229.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mario Scavello's campaign in 2012
Friends of Dominic Pileggi$25,000
Pennsylvania Republican Party$16,080
Forte, Andrew A$15,895
Damico, Barbara$10,700
Trapasso, Vincent Charlie Lynn$10,270
Total Raised in 2012$392,229
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Scavello received $75,003 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mario Scavello's campaign in 2010
Scavello, Mario$4,113
Association Of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties$4,000
Pennsylvania Education Association$3,250
Pennsylvania Association Of Realtors$2,300
Pennsylvania Society Of Anesthesiologists$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $75,003

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

Scavello and his wife, Mary Ann, have two children.

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