Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2004

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Elections for the Pennsylvania State Senate consisted of a primary election on April 27, 2004 and a general election on November 2, 2004.

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 2004 election, the total contributions to the 52 Senate candidates was $18,023,643. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2004 Donors, Pennsylvania State Senate
Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $925,561
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $725,764
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners $331,700
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association $311,450
Williams, Connie $222,425
Pennsylvania 2100 Cmte $203,000
Marcus, Stephen C $185,000
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $176,693
Electrical Workers Local 98 $168,950
Afscme Council 13 $157,690

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Vincent J. Fumo: 21,400 Approveda
  • James J. Tayoun: 12,324
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • John H. Morley: 3,836 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vincent J. Fumo: 88,935 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John H. Morley: 23,073

District 3

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Shirley M. Kitchen: 17,251 Approveda
  • Jesse W. Brown: 2,091
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Patrick John Carroll: 2,987 Approveda

Note: Carroll withdrew from the race before the general election. Philip Kerwick was selected as his replacement as Republican nominee.[3]

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shirley M. Kitchen: 87,064 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Philip Kerwick: 13,207

District 5

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Stack: 16,451 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Sam Mirarchi: 8,307 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Stack: 66,844 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sam Mirarchi: 34,829

District 7

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Vincent Hughes: 20,960 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Maryalice H. Devlin: 4,645 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vincent Hughes: 91,340 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Maryalice H. Devlin: 17,980

District 9

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas J. Bosak: 4,736 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Dominic F. Pileggi: 21,627 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas J. Bosak: 48,784
Republican Party Dominic F. Pileggi: 71,379 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Michael A. O'Pake: 11,903 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Barbara J. Cummings: 10,962 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael A. O'Pake: 69,951 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Barbara J. Cummings: 28,745

District 13

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • John Gouveia: 4,636 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Gibson E. Armstrong: 21,341 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Gouveia: 37,870
Republican Party Gibson E. Armstrong: 71,925 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Eric J. Epstein: 11,455 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Jeffrey E. Piccola: 26,301 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric J. Epstein: 44,653
Republican Party Jeffrey E. Piccola: 70,058 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Connie Williams: 12,368 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Ted Barry: 15,741 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Connie Williams: 80,372 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ted Barry: 44,224

District 19

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Robert J. Thompson: 25,448 Approveda

November 2 General election candidate:

Republican Party Robert J. Thompson: 96,582 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Kevan M. Yenerall: 10,528 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Mary Jo White: 20,788 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Michael J. Robertson Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kevan M. Yenerall: 29,348
Republican Party Mary Jo White: 66,292 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Michael J. Robertson: 2,290

District 23

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Grant Berry: 6,912 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Roger A. Madigan: 23,589 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Grant Berry: 26,313
Republican Party Roger A. Madigan: 73,048 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Joseph B. Scarnati: 21,744 Approveda
Constitution Party Constitution Party candidate:
  • Alan Kiser Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joseph B. Scarnati: 74,383 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Alan Kiser: 8,694

District 27

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • John J. Boback: 10,379 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • John R. Gordner: 12,131 Approveda
  • Wayne R. Miller: 11,299
  • George Ollie Wagner: 2,673

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John J. Boback: 28,288
Republican Party John R. Gordner: 67,236 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Michael P. Halcovage: 10,962 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • James J. Rhoades: 18,566 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael P. Halcovage: 35,379
Republican Party James J. Rhoades: 67,743 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Sean Quinlan: 9,571 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Patricia H. Vance: 30,203 Approveda
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Jeffrey T. Gerace Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sean Quinlan: 29,148
Republican Party Patricia H. Vance: 86,741 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Jeffrey T. Gerace: 3,027

District 33

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Donald R. Richards: 7,499 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Terry Punt: 24,723 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald R. Richards: 25,766
Republican Party Terry Punt: 83,790 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • John N. Wozniak: 25,909 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 2 General election candidate:

Democratic PartyRepublican Party John N. Wozniak: 93,500 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Ernest Simon: 13,687 Approveda

Note: Simon withdrew from the race in August 2004. He was replaced by Gianni Floro.[4]

Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • John Pippy: 22,583 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gianni Floro: 41,954
Republican Party John Pippy: 88,306 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Allen Kukovich: 18,288 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Bob Regola: 11,254 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Allen Kukovich: 52,743
Republican Party Bob Regola: 58,107 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Don White: 22,021 Approveda

November 2 General election candidate:

Democratic PartyRepublican Party Don White: 97,941 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Jay Costa: 24,911 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 2 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Jay Costa: 90,408 Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Sean Logan: 20,938 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 2 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Sean Logan: 72,943 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Gerald J. La Valle: 23,192 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 2 General election candidate:

Democratic PartyRepublican Party Gerald J. La Valle: 95,952 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party April 27 Democratic primary:
  • Tony Logue: 14,600 Approveda
Republican Party April 27 GOP primary:
  • Jane M. Earll: 15,188 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tony Logue: 35,194
Republican Party Jane M. Earll: 67,658 Green check mark transparent.png

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