Shirley Kitchen

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Shirley Kitchen
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 3
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1987-1988
Education
Bachelor'sAntioch University, 1979
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 17, 1946
Place of birthAugusta, GA
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Shirley M. Kitchen is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 3. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Kitchen served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1987 to 1988.

Biography

Kitchen earned her bachelor's degree from Antioch University in 1979 and her Certificate in Child Care Behavior from Temple University in 1975. Her professional experience includes working as a poll worker for the City of Philadelphia from 1970 to 1976, a social worker for the County of Philadelphia, the Director of Constituent Services for the Philadelphia City Council from 1986 to 1987, the Manager for the Management Information Systems Department of the Philadelphia Parking Authority from 1990 to 1992 and the Director of Constituent Services for the Philadelphia City Council from 1992 to 1996.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Health & Welfare, Minority Chair
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Transportation
Urban Affairs & Housing
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Kitchen ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 3. Kitchen ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShirley Kitchen Incumbent 100% 101,151
Total Votes 101,151

2008

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Kitchen was elected to Pennsylvania State Senate District 3.[4] Kitchen raised $121,135 for this campaign.[5]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 3
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png KITCHEN, SHIRLEY M. (D) 96,328
FARLEY, JOHN (R) 27,702

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Shirley Kitchen is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Shirley Kitchen raised a total of $409,976 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[6]

Shirley Kitchen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 3 Won $111,636
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 3 Not up for election $9,080
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 3 Won $121,135
2006 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 3 Not up for election $29,490
2004 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 3 Won $108,032
2002 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 3 Not up for election $14,150
2000 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 3 Won $16,453
Grand Total Raised $409,976

2012

Shirley Kitchen won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Shirley Kitchen raised a total of $111,636.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shirley Kitchen's campaign in 2012
Electrical Workers Local 98$15,000
Laborers District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia & Vicinity$11,000
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$11,000
Kitchen, Shirley M$10,000
Cameron Companies$3,559
Total Raised in 2012$111,636
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kitchen raised $9,080 during the 2010 election cycle. She was not up for re-election in 2010.

Her top contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Association for Justice $1,500
Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers $1,000
Peco Energy $500
ST Hill, Jennifer $500
Food & Commercial Workers Local 1776 $500
Heyer, P $500

2008

Kitchen raised $121,135 during the 2008 election cycle.

Her top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Labor Distirct Council $40,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $10,000
Committee to Re-elect Mike Stack $5,000
Fumo for Senate $5,000
S.R. Wojdak & Associates $3,000
Operating Engineers Local 542 $2,000
Bellvue Communications Group $2,000
Patrick and Joanne Palmer $2,000
AFSCME District Council 47 $1,750
Pennsylvania State Education Association $1,500
Frank Canty LAWPAC $1,500

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

Shirley is divorced with five children and resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

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Preceded by
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 3
1997–present
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