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Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2006

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Elections for the Pennsylvania State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 16, 2006 and a general election on November 7, 2006.

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 2006 election, the total contributions to the 63 Senate candidates was $22,233,800. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2006 Donors, Pennsylvania State Senate
Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $1,256,608
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $718,713
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $346,467
Wheaton, Heidi F $334,823
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association $300,975
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners $254,440
Morris, Shannon M $200,000
Pennsylvania Education Association $192,430
Democratic State Senate Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $191,700
Pennsylvania Future Fund $175,550

List of candidates

District 2

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christine M. Tartaglione: 44,066 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Christopher Morris: 8,283

District 4

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leanna M. Washington: 77,396 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ron Holt: 14,523

District 6

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Lang: 41,685
Republican Party Robert Tommy Tomlinson: 47,772 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Anthony H. Williams: 58,053 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Serpico: 48,951
Republican Party Chuck McIlhinney: 52,060 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeff Albert: 42,257
Republican Party Stewart J. Greenleaf: 56,935 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Raphael J. Musto: 53,087 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard J. Orloski: 32,788
Republican Party Pat Browne: 38,764 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lisa Boscola: 51,599 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bonnie L. Dodge: 20,714

District 20

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert G. McNamara: 32,148
Republican Party Lisa Baker: 46,943 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Robert J. Mellow: 71,141 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dave Wilsey: 37,179
Republican Party Robert C. Wonderling: 48,310 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael T. Farrell: 46,641
Republican Party Edwin B. Erickson: 50,986 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


Green Party Green Party candidate:
  • Edward W. Gately Approveda

November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party J.P. Kurish: 24,050
Republican Party Mike Waugh: 52,442 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Edward W. Gately: 2,637

District 30

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Greg Morris: 27,106
Republican Party John H. Eichelberger: 45,607 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard A. Kasunic: 45,425 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ronald L. Gallo: 21,302

District 34

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Robert J. Cash Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Thomas A. Martin Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jon Eich: 30,025
Republican Party Jacob D. Corman: 43,028 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Robert J. Cash: 1,590
Libertarian Party Thomas A. Martin: 2,140

District 36

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jason A. Leisey: 26,896
Republican Party Michael W. Brubaker: 51,145 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
Constitution Party Constitution Party candidate:
  • Joseph Murphy Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Ferlo: 57,195 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Joseph Murphy: 10,718

District 40

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:
Constitution Party Constitution Party candidate:
  • Christopher M. Graham Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jane Clare Orie: 77,566 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Christopher M. Graham: 14,029

District 42

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Wayne Fontana: 60,634 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Weand: 38,768
Republican Party John Rafferty: 49,798 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidate:

Democratic Party Barry J. Stout: 61,511 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John R. Liss: 31,442
Republican Party Mike Folmer: 54,425 Green check mark transparent.png

District 50

Democratic Party May 16 Democratic primary:


Republican Party May 16 GOP primary:


November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Art Allen: 35,854
Republican Party Bob Robbins: 41,302 Green check mark transparent.png

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