|Pennsylvania State House District 202|
|1974 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||40|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||May 21, 1974|
|High school||Central High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Pennsylvania, 1970|
|Master's||Lebanon Valley College, 2000|
|J.D.||Widener School of Law, 1993|
|Place of birth||New York City, NY|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Cohen earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970, his J.D. from the Widener School of Law in 1993 and his M.B.A. from the Lebanon Valley College in 2000. He later attended Graduate Work at Temple University, Gratz College, and Pennsylvania State. 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cohen served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• State Government, Democratic Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cohen served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Human Services, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cohen served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Intergovernmental Affairs|
|• State Government|
|• Urban Affairs|
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Mark Cohen defeated Jared Solomon in the Democratic primary. Cohen was unchallenged in the general election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Mark Cohen Incumbent||51.8%||2,281|
Cohen ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 202. Cohen defeated Numa St. Louis in the Democratic primary on April 24 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Mark Cohen Incumbent||100%||21,832|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Mark Cohen Incumbent||63.5%||3,597|
|Numa St. Louis||36.5%||2,064|
Cohen won re-election to District 202 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 202|
|Mark Cohen (D)||13,732||100.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203|
|Mark B. Cohen (D)||22,049||100.0%|
Comprehensive donor information for Mark Cohen is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Mark Cohen raised a total of $446,472 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Mark Cohen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202||$63,004|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202||$43,126|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202||$45,896|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202||$46,842|
|2004||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202||$41,222|
|2002||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202||$82,570|
|2000||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202||$78,544|
|1998||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202||$45,268|
|Grand Total Raised||$446,472|
|Mark Cohen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$0||$1,000||$(1,000)||$0|
2012Mark Cohen won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mark Cohen raised a total of $63,004.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark Cohen's campaign in 2012|
|Cohen, Mark B||$13,100|
|Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers||$12,500|
|Pennsylvania Democratic Party||$9,774|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||$3,000|
|Pennsylvanians for Representative Cohen||$1,505|
|Total Raised in 2012||$63,004|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Cohen received $43,126 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark Cohen's campaign in 2010|
|Pennsylvania Association For Justice||$4,500|
|Pennsylvania Education Association||$2,500|
|Cohen, Mark B||$1,975|
|Florence Cohen For Council||$1,500|
|Fox Chase Cancer Center||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$43,126|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
- The American Conservative Union: 2012 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Pennsylvania National Federation of Independent Business: 2011-2012 Voting Record
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
- Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania: Marcellus Shale Scorecard 2011-12
- Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.
Cohen and his wife, Mona, have one daughter.
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- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Mark Cohen on Twitter
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- www.pahouse.com/cohen, "Biography," accessed May 12, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official primary results for May 20, 2014," accessed July 9, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Official Candidate Listing," accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 General Election," accessed December 5, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "COHEN FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS Termination Report," accessed November 11, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 2, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Cohen, Mark," accessed September 19, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Cohen Summary Report," accessed July 22, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 donations," accessed May 2, 2014
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