Rich Kasunic

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Rich Kasunic
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 32
Incumbent
In office
1995-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2014
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1983-1994
Education
Bachelor'sYoungstown State University, 1970
Associate'sRobert Morris Junior College, 1967
Military service
Service/branchPennsylvania National Guard
Years of service1970-1976
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 8, 1947
Place of birthDunbar Township, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Richard 'Rich' A. Kasunic (b. January 8, 1947) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Kasunic served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1982 to 1994.

Kasunic is not running for re-election to the Senate in 2014.[1]

Biography

Kasunic earned his A.A. from Robert Morris Junior College in 1967 and his bachelor's degree from Youngstown State in 1970. Kasunic served in the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1970 to 1976.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kasunic served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Game & Fisheries, Minority Chair
Labor & Industry
Rules & Executive Nominations
Transportation
Joint Conservation
Joint State Government Commission
Legislative Data Processing Center

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kasunic served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kasunic served on these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

Kasunic won re-election to District 32 of the Pennsylvania State Senate. He defeated Ronald L. Gallo in the May 18 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[2]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 32
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rich Kasunic (R) 58,000

2006

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Kasunic was re-elected to District 32 of the Pennsylvania State Senate. Kasunic defeated Ronald Gallo (R) in the general election.[3]

Kasunic raised $264,373 for this campaign.[4]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 32
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png KASUNIC, RICHARD A. (D) 45,425
GALLO, RONALD L. (R) 21,302

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rich Kasunic is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Rich Kasunic raised a total of $1,490,742 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[5]

Rich Kasunic's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $226,031
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 32 Won $236,085
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $224,270
2006 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 32 Won $264,373
2004 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $174,875
2002 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 32 Won $151,750
2000 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $62,050
1998 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 32 Won $151,308
Grand Total Raised $1,490,742

2012

Rich Kasunic was not up for election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rich Kasunic raised a total of $226,031.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rich Kasunic's campaign in 2012
Afscme Council 13$8,000
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$7,000
Foster, Charles J$5,000
Shallenberger Jr, Terrance$5,000
Piccolomini, Domenic M$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$226,031
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Rich Kasunic won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Rich Kasunic raised a total of $236,085.

2006

Kasunic raised $264,373 during the 2006 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $44,433
Joseph Scuderi $10,000
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association $8,500
David Eckhart $5,000
James Laurita, Jr. $4,750
AFSCME Council 13 $4,000
Pennsylvania State Education Association $3,500
Domenic Piccolomini $3,500
Pennsylvania Association of Realtors $2,500
Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists $2,250

Personal

Kasunic has one child and resides in Dunbar Township, Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania State Senate District 32
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