Rob Teplitz

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Rob Teplitz
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 15
In office
January 1, 2013-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFranklin and Marshall College
J.D.Cornell Law School
ProfessionAttorney/Public Service
Office website
Campaign website
Rob Teplitz is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Teplitz earned his B.A. in Government from Franklin and Marshall College and his J.D. from Cornell Law School. His professional experience includes the following positions: Teplitz works as Chief Counsel and Director of the Office of Policy and Planning at the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General. He also teaches courses in history and law at Central Penn College. Prior to his present position, he worked as Executive Assistant and Counsel for then-Senator Jack Wagner (now Auditor General). Prior to his career in public service, he worked in litigation at McNees, Wallace and Nurick LLC.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Teplitz served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2015
Local Government, Minority Chair
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Community, Economic & Recreational Development
Capitol Preservation


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Teplitz served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Teplitz outlined his campaign themes and policy goals:[2]

  • Creating Pennsylvania Jobs: "Rob will target the billions of dollars spent on so-called “economic development” programs, in which the state – often unsuccessfully – attempts to pick job-creating winners and losers. Instead, Rob will redirect those funds towards the creation of a better job creation climate overall in the Commonwealth..."
  • Ending politics as usual in Harrisburg: Rob has fought alongside Bob Casey and Jack Wagner for transparency, accountability, and reform in all areas of government... Therefore, bringing fundamental reforms to state government is one of his highest priorities."
  • Keeping taxes as low as possible: "As State Senator, Rob will use his experience to reduce the cost of government and direct the resulting savings to other areas in order to keep your taxes as low as possible. He will also continue to fight to ensure that Pennsylvania homeowners receive the property tax relief that you were promised when casino gambling was legalized in Pennsylvania."
  • Strengthening education: "[Rob] is outraged by the Corbett administration’s approach to education and will vigorously oppose it as State Senator. Rob believes that every public school should have the resources needed to provide our children and young adults with the best possible education..."



On March 8, Harrisburg Hope sponsored a debate for the District 15 primary candidates. Coverage of the debate can be found here.



See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Teplitz ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 15. Teplitz defeated Alvin Taylor in the Democratic primary on April 24. He defeated John McNally in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Teplitz 51.5% 61,139
     Republican John McNally 48.5% 57,504
Total Votes 118,643
Pennsylvania State Senate, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRob Teplitz 50.9% 7,534
Alvin Taylor 49.1% 7,268
Total Votes 14,802

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rob Teplitz is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Rob Teplitz raised a total of $445,189 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[5]

Rob Teplitz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 15 Won $445,189
Grand Total Raised $445,189


Rob Teplitz won election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rob Teplitz raised a total of $445,189.


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In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 7 through November 12.

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Teplitz is married to his wife, Randi. They have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeffrey Piccola (R)
Pennsylvania State Senate District 15
Succeeded by