Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2002

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Elections for the Pennsylvania State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 21, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002.

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 2002 election, the total contributions to the 53 Senate candidates was $19,135,990. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2002 Donors, Pennsylvania State Senate
Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $1,706,366
Pennsylvania Republican Party $926,996
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $700,878
Pennsylvania Future Fund $345,600
Democratic State Senate Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $301,840
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association $272,550
Casey for Governor Cmte $250,270
Republicans for Maza $231,419
Lewis, Drew $214,627
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners $158,100

List of candidates

District 2

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Christine M. Tartaglione: 23,402 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Gary Adam Feldman: 4,145 Approveda
Green Party Green Party candidate:
  • Traci Confer Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christine M. Tartaglione: 39,785 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gary Adam Feldman: 9,787
Green Party Traci Confer: 532

District 4

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Allyson Y. Schwartz: 46,196 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Allyson Y. Schwartz: 70,679 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ron Holt: 15,231

District 6

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Peter H. Kostmayer: 18,418 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Robert Tommy Tomlinson: 13,050 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter H. Kostmayer: 38,385
Republican Party Robert Tommy Tomlinson: 42,532 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Anthony H. Williams: 27,174 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • John McKelligott: 4,702 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anthony H. Williams: 46,583 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John P. McKelligott: 12,460

District 10

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Ronald H. Elgart: 12,732 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Joe Conti: 15,891 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ronald H. Elgart: 30,901
Republican Party Joe Conti: 49,407 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Howard P. Rovner: 14,067 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Stewart J. Greenleaf: 15,398 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Howard P. Rovner: 28,206
Republican Party Stewart J. Greenleaf: 56,858 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Raphael J. Musto: 21,244 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Raphael J. Musto: 40,442 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Richard J. Orloski: 8,353 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Charles W. Dent: 8,786 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard J. Orloski: 21,571
Republican Party Charles W. Dent: 40,320 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Lisa Boscola: 16,281 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Nick Sabatine: 5,019 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lisa Boscola: 39,312 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nick Sabatine: 24,353

District 20

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • John Petrizzo: 6,909 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Charles D. Lemmond: 10,665 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Petrizzo: 18,998
Republican Party Charles D. Lemmond: 43,467 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Robert J. Mellow: 32,089 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Frank Scavo: 5,198 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert J. Mellow: 50,274 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank Scavo: 22,451

District 24

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Norma A. Cusick: 6,243
  • Jim Maza: 7,634 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Brian O'Neill: 6,429
  • Rob Wonderling: 7,283 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Maza: 32,215
Republican Party Robert C. Wonderling: 39,464 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Sean Crumlish: 30,643
  • Edwin B. Erickson: 52,908 Approveda

November 5 General election candidate:

Republican Party Edwin B. Erickson: 17,232 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Mike Waugh: 11,545 Approveda

November 5 General election candidate:

Republican Party Mike Waugh: 46,560 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Stacey R. Brumbaugh: 10,658 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Robert C. Jubelirer: 18,153 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stacey R. Brumbaugh: 17,578
Republican Party Robert C. Jubelirer: 47,715 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Richard A. Kasunic: 21,574 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard A. Kasunic: 41,686 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Jacob D. Corman: 15,770 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Daniel W. Tuel Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican PartyDemocratic Party Jacob D. Corman: 57,472 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Daniel W. Tuel: 4,620

District 36

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Noah W. Wenger: 14,620 Approveda
Constitution Party Constitution Party:
  • Laurellynn T. Petolicchio Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party Noah W. Wenger: 52,158 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Laurellynn T. Petolicchio: 2,994

District 38

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Ferlo: 19,204 Approveda
  • Bonnie DiCarlo: 10,331
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Ted Tomson: 4,057 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Ferlo: 38,886 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ted Tomson: 21,000

District 40

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Dan DeMarco: 16,454 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Jane C. Orie: 12,265 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan DeMarco: 23,642
Republican Party Jane C. Orie: 57,310 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Jack Wagner: 27,646 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Thomas Stepnick: 4,497 Approveda

November 5 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Jack Wagner: 44,249 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas Stepnick: 16,952

District 44

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Rick Jacobs: 8,283 Approveda
  • Kevin G. Poole: 4,384
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • John C. Rafferty: 12,161 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rick Jacobs: 29,368
Republican Party John C. Rafferty: 42,558 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Barry J. Stout: 28,708 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidate:

Republican PartyDemocratic Party Barry J. Stout: 58,973 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Ed Arnold: 9,132 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • David J. Brightbill: 14,735 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Arnold: 22,952
Republican Party David J. Brightbill: 52,341 Green check mark transparent.png

District 50

Democratic Party May 21 Democratic primary:
  • Kyle Klaric: 10,005 Approveda
Republican Party May 21 GOP primary:
  • Bob Robbins: 12,321 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kyle Klaric: 22,894
Republican Party Bob Robbins: 42,728 Green check mark transparent.png

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