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Rick Saccone
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Pennsylvania State House District 39
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
November, 30 2012
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWeber State University
Master'sUniversity of Oklahoma; Naval Postgraduate School
Ph.D.University of Pittsburgh
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Personal
ProfessionProfessor
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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Richard 'Rick' Saccone is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Saccone earned his B.S. from Weber State University in 1981, his M.P.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 1984, his M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. His professional experience includes working as a television anchor and as a professor of political science at St. Vincent College. Saccone served in the U.S. Air Force as a Counterintelligence and Special Agent for over 10 years.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
State Government
Urban Affairs
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness
Joint Conservation

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Rick Saccone was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Lisa Stout-Bashioum was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Saccone and Stout-Bashioum will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Saccone ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 39. Saccone defeated Shuana D'Alessandro in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated David Levdansky (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Saccone Incumbent 50.2% 14,495
     Democratic David Levdansky 49.8% 14,383
Total Votes 28,878
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Saccone Incumbent 63.3% 2,705
Shuana D'Alessandro 36.7% 1,569
Total Votes 4,274

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Saccone won election to District 39 in 2010. He defeated Shawn Hess in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Democrat David Levdansky in the November 2 general election.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 39
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Saccone (R) 10,761 50.4%
David Levdansky (D) 10,610 49.7%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rick Saccone is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Rick Saccone raised a total of $450,982 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.[7]

Rick Saccone's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 39 Won $291,485
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 39 Won $159,497
Grand Total Raised $450,982

2012

Rick Saccone won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rick Saccone raised a total of $291,485.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rick Saccone's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Republican Party$76,622
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania$65,094
Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania$21,000
Mrcc$16,148
Fieler, Sean$15,000
Total Raised in 2012$291,485
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Saccone raised a total of $159,497 in campaign funds.[8] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $84,848
Republican Party of Pennsylvania $17,381
Pennsylvania Republican Party $16,382
Joel Jukus (Republican Party of PA) $15,837

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through November 30.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

Personal

Saccone and his wife Yong live in Elizabeth Township with their two sons, Nick and Matthew.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Levdansky (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 39
2011–present
Succeeded by
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