Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 28

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 28
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Current incumbentMike Turzai Republican Party
Population67,105
Ethnicity1.4% Black, 1.1% Hispanic
Voting age74.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Pennsylvania's twenty-eighth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Mike Turzai.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 67,105 civilians reside within Pennsylvania's twenty-eighth state house district.[1] Pennsylvania state representatives represent an average of 62,573 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 60,498 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Pennsylvania legislators assume office in January.

Qualifications

Under Article II of the Pennsylvania Constitution, senators shall be at least twenty-five years of age and representatives twenty-one years of age. They shall have been citizens and inhabitants of their respective districts one year before their election (unless absent on the public business of the United States or of this State) and shall reside in their respective districts during their terms of service.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Pennsylvania Legislature are paid $82,026/year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive $159/day (vouchered) tied to the federal rate, which they can receive actual expenses or per diem.[2]

Pension

Legislators in Pennsylvania are able to retire at age 50, while other state workers cannot retire until they turn 60. In 2011, the average legislative pension was $35,221 annually, while the average state employee pension was $23,491. According to former legislator David Mayernik, who began collecting a pension of $29,583 a year when he retired at age 50, the lowered retirement age was intended as compensation for small legislative salaries as well as the uncertainty of serving in office.[3]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The Speaker of the House is responsible for calling an election. There are no deadlines set in the state constitution on when a special election can be held.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Mike Turzai was unopposed in the Republican primary and unchallenged in the general election.[5][6]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on April 24, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 16, 2012. Incumbent Mike Turzai (R) was unopposed in both the general election and Republican primary.[7][8]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 28 have raised a total of $4,242,846. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $385,713 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 28
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,240,179 1 $1,240,179
2010 $1,142,020 2 $571,010
2008 $904,025 2 $452,013
2006 $372,974 2 $186,487
2004 $263,825 2 $131,913
2002 $248,598 1 $248,598
2000 $71,225 1 $71,225
Total $4,242,846 11 $385,713

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