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Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2000

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Elections for the Pennsylvania State Senate consisted of a primary election on April 4, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000.

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 next 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.

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Pennsylvania in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 55 $26,589,797
2010 53 $20,772,005
2008 65 $29,456,144
2006 63 $22,233,800
2004 52 $18,023,643
2002 53 $19,135,990
2000 49 $10,724,732

During the 2000 election, the total contributions to the 49 Senate candidates was $10,724,732. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2000 Donors, Pennsylvania State Senate
Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $702,774
Pennsylvania Republican Party $664,839
Democratic State Senate Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $422,000
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association $146,100
Heindl, Dennis D $125,000
Marcus, Stephen C $103,500
Pennsylvania State Education Association $80,258
Pennsylvania Association of Realtors $74,625
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners $70,200
Ridge Leadership Fund $66,500

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Vincent J. Fumo: 15,174 Approveda
  • John H. Morley: 2,991
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • George Jacob: 2,168 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vincent J. Fumo: 64,877 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party George Jacob: 15,114

District 3

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Shirley M. Kitchen: 13,751 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Shirley M. Kitchen: 61,895 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Stack: 8,593 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Hank Salvatore: 6,868 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Stack: 46,980 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Hank Salvatore: 42,416

District 7

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Vincent Hughes: 15,073 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Vincent Hughes: 69,777 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Clarence D. Bell: 17,222 Approveda

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican Party Clarence D. Bell: 66,345 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Michael A. O'Pake: 10,148 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Green Party Green Party candidate:
  • Jennaro Pullano Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael A. O'Pake: 81,926 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Jennaro Pullano: 4,405

District 13

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Ricci Dehl: 4,090 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Gibson E. Armstrong: 15,149 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ricci Dehl: 28,964
Republican Party Gibson E. Armstrong: 63,581 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • D. Ann Smilek: 8,043 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Jeffrey E. Piccola: 18,296 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party D. Ann Smilek: 31,881
Republican Party Jeffrey E. Piccola: 65,718 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Lynn H. Yeakel: 8,805 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Richard A. Tilghman: 15,879 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lynn H. Yeakel: 56,892
Republican Party Richard A. Tilghman: 57,664 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas J. Bosak: 4,847 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Robert J. Thompson: 14,804 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas J. Bosak: 40,749
Republican Party Robert J. Thompson: 70,210 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Mary Jo White: 15,192 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Vernon L. Etzel Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mary Jo White: 73,423 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Vernon L. Etzel: 10,405

District 23

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Roger A. Madigan: 16,420 Approveda

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican Party Roger A. Madigan: 67,698 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph J. Calla: 8,567 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Bill Slocum: 8,448 Approveda
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Joseph B. Scarnati Approveda
Constitution Party Constitution Party candidate:
  • Alan Kiser Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph J. Calla: 29,149
Republican Party Bill Slocum: 28,209
Independent Joseph B. Scarnati: 29,346 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Alan Kiser: 2,460

District 27

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Edward W. Helfrick: 11,683 Approveda

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican Party Edward W. Helfrick: 61,335 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • James J. Rhoades: 11,884 Approveda

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican Party James J. Rhoades: 87,397 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • James H. Hertzler: 8,384 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Harold F. Mowery: 24,587 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James H. Hertzler: 34,227
Republican Party Harold F. Mowery: 66,112 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Terry Punt: 18,594 Approveda

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican Party Terry Punt: 92,456 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • John N. Wozniak: 18,782 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • J. Anthony Connell: 8,620 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John N. Wozniak: 66,625 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party J. Anthony Connell: 19,799

District 37

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Rudolph: 15,855 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Tim Murphy: 11,763 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Rudolph: 40,661
Republican Party Tim Murphy: 73,198 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Allen G. Kukovich: 19,494 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Gene Porterfield: 8,076 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Allen Kukovich: 54,358 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gene Porterfield: 40,017

District 41

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Charlie Fox: 7,955
  • James McQuown: 11,352 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • John Gray: 4,674
  • Bill Rush: 3,328
  • Don White: 7,444 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James McQuown: 39,629
Republican Party Don White: 46,239 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Jay Costa: 23,423 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Jay Costa: 71,210 Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • John Andzelik: 3,901
  • James R. Brewster: 12,007
  • Sean F. Logan: 12,335 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Laurie Zacharia MacDonald: 6,092 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sean F. Logan: 56,775 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Laurie Zacharia MacDonald: 36,183

District 47

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • Gerald J. La Valle: 26,199 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidate:

Republican PartyDemocratic Party Gerald J. La Valle: 86,647 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party April 4 Democratic primary:
  • John Paul Jones: 12,137 Approveda
Republican Party April 4 GOP primary:
  • Jane M. Earll: 11,303 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Paul Jones: 39,254
Republican Party Jane M. Earll: 53,617 Green check mark transparent.png

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