|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 146|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Tax collector, Limerick Township|
|High school||Pottsgrove High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Pennsylvania, B.S. (Electrical engineering)|
|J.D.||University of Pennsylvania|
Painter earned his B.S. in Electric Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Painter served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture & Rural Affairs|
|• Human Services|
|• Local Government|
Painter's website highlighted the following themes:
Painter supports property tax relief, increased state funding for education and reduced red tape regarding taxes. On the issue of fracking, he states that he will, "advocate for close monitoring of groundwater contamination and other environmental risks, and support the creation of industry-funded reserves to protect the taxpayer from bearing the cleanup costs when problems are uncovered."
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Mark Painter is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Thomas Quigley will face Harvey Friedland in the Republican primary.
Painter ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 146. Painter ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated incumbent Thomas Quigley (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 146, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Thomas Quigley Incumbent||49.6%||14,680|
|Pennsylvania State House, District 146|
|Thomas Quigley (R)||11,060||56.2%|
|Mark Painter (D)||8,625||43.8%|
Comprehensive donor information for Mark Painter is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Mark Painter raised a total of $362,606 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.
|Mark Painter's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 146||$87,374|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 146||$275,232|
|Grand Total Raised||$362,606|
2012Mark Painter won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mark Painter raised a total of $87,374.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark Painter's campaign in 2012|
|Pennsylvania Democratic Party||$34,251|
|Hector, Robert W||$3,000|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||$2,500|
|Laborers District Council||$2,500|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$87,374|
|Source:Follow the Money|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Mark + Painter + Pennsylvania + House"
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- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money
- Painter2012.com "Issues," Accessed October 12, 2012
- Pennsylvania Department of State, “2014 Unofficial Candidate Listing,” accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 9, 2012
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- followthemoney.org, "Painter, Mark" Accessed September 18, 2013
Thomas Quigley (R)
|Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 146
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