Robert Matzie

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Robert Matzie
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Pennsylvania State House District 16
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Ambridge
2003-2004
Education
Associate'sCommunity College of Beaver County
Bachelor'sPoint Park University
Personal
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Robert F. Matzie is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Matzie served as a Beaver County Representative at the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee. He has also served as a Field Office Representative for the Office of Commonwealth Senator Gerald J. LaValle. From 2003 to 2004, he was Mayor of Ambridge.

Biography

Matzie earned his A.A. in High Technology Communications from the Community College of Beaver County and his B.A. in Journalism/Communications from Point Park University. His professional experience includes working as a radio show host for WMBA Radio.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Affairs
Insurance
Rules
Tourism & Recreational Development
Legislative Data Processing Center

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Robert Matzie was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Matzie was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Matzie ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 16. Matzie ran unchallenged in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Kathleen Coder (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Matzie Incumbent 56.1% 15,798
     Republican Kathleen Coder 43.9% 12,369
Total Votes 28,167

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Matzie won re-election to District 16 in 2010. He was unopposed in both the May 18 Democratic primary and the November 2 general election.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 16
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Matzie (D) 14,055 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Matzie won re-election to District 16 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives receiving 22,435 votes while running unopposed.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 16
Candidates Votes Percent
Robert F. Matzie (D) Green check mark transparent.png 22,435 100.00%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Robert Matzie is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Robert Matzie raised a total of $233,918 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.[7]

Robert Matzie's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 16 Won $162,756
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 16 Won $41,874
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 16 Won $29,288
Grand Total Raised $233,918

2012

Robert Matzie won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Robert Matzie raised a total of $162,756.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Matzie's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Democratic Party$56,221
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$5,900
Women Under Forty$5,500
Friends of Caltagirone$5,000
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$4,750
Total Raised in 2012$162,756
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Matzie raised $41,874 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Lavalle For State Senate Cmte $3,000
Porco, David J $2,000
Castlebrook Development Group Llc $2,000
New Economy Business Park Lp $2,000
Schell, James F $1,550

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 was in session from January 7 through November 12.

  • 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

Matzie and his wife, Patty, have one child.

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