Ryan Mackenzie

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Ryan Mackenzie
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 134
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedApril 24, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNew York University
Master'sHarvard University
Office website
Campaign website
Ryan Mackenzie campaign logo
Ryan E. Mackenzie is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 134. He was first elected to the chamber after he won a special election on April 24, 2012.[1]


Mackenzie earned his B.S. in Finance and International Business from New York University in 2004 and his M.B.A. from Harvard University in 2010.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Gaming Oversight
Labor & Industry, Vice Chair
Tourism & Recreational Development


Campaign themes

Mackenzie's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Lower Taxes

  • Excerpt: "In an economic climate where Pennsylvania’s tax collections are already down, out of control government spending needs to be reduced so that lower taxes can be realized going forward."

Less Government Spending

  • Excerpt: "Citizens know how to spend their money better than the government. Wasteful and excessive government spending is a reality and a critical look needs to be taken at all existing programs."

Excellent Constituent Service

  • Excerpt: "Bloated, complicated government has created a maze of forms and paperwork for individuals. While working to reduce government, top-notch constituent service must be offered so that people can make government work for them. Responsiveness to constituents and accessibility are priorities that must always be carried out."

Proven Results

  • Excerpt: "Having the right beliefs is important, but putting those beliefs into action is where the rubber meets the road. As the Director of Policy at Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor & Industry, Ryan was viewed as an effective and conservative policymaker who had the ability to persuade others with well-researched facts and figures."



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 Ryan Mackenzie was unopposed in the Republican primary. Mackenzie is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]


Special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

The April 24, 2012, special election was held to fill the vacancy created when Douglas Reichley (R) resigned after being elected Lehigh County judge in November 2011.[5][1]

Mackenzie defeated Patrick Slattery (D) in the special election on April 24, 2012, garnering 60% of the vote. Party ward leaders nominated candidates for the election.[6][7][8]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 134, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Patrick Slattery 40.1% 4,052
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan MacKenzie 59.9% 6,057
Total Votes 10,109

General election

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mackenzie ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 134. Mackenzie defeated Arlene Dabrow in the Republican primary on April 24. He defeated John Reynard in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[9]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 134, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Mackenzie Incumbent 59.6% 22,360
     Democratic John Reynard 40.4% 15,159
Total Votes 37,519
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 134 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Mackenzie 86.2% 5,475
Arlene Dabrow 13.8% 876
Total Votes 6,351

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ryan Mackenzie is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ryan Mackenzie raised a total of $334,969 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[10]

Ryan Mackenzie's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 134 Won $334,969
Grand Total Raised $334,969


Ryan Mackenzie won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ryan Mackenzie raised a total of $334,969.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ryan Mackenzie's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania$123,363
Pennsylvania Republican Party$70,780
Pennsylvania Association of Realtors$9,750
Pennsylvania Future Fund$8,500
Friends of Mike Turzai$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$334,969
Source:Follow the Money


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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 will be in session from January 7 through November 30.

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 134
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