Sid Michaels Kavulich

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Sid Michaels Kavulich
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 114
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sWilliamsport Area Community College, 1976
Personal
ProfessionCommunications Specialist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sid Michaels Kavulich is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 114. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Kavulich earned his A.A. from Williamsport Area Community College in 1976. His professional experience includes working as a communications specialist and as a local sportscaster known to viewers as Sid Michaels.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Commerce
Finance
Local Government
Joint Conservation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Kavulich's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Delaware Loophole

  • Excerpt: "Under the current administration of Governor tom Corbett, Pennsylvania has generated billions of dollars in business tax breaks. These tax breaks SHOULD have been offset by the closure of tax loopholes which would have replaced those cuts, creating revenue that would be vital to the economic growth and success of the Commonwealth, and would have avoided the budget deficit that is facing Pennsylvania as this year’s deadline gets closer and closer."

Natural Gas Severance Tax

  • Excerpt: "As the amount of tax money generated in this Commonwealth continues to decrease because of over a billion dollars in business tax cuts under the Corbett administration, we must act on imposing a fair and equitable severance tax on the companies extracting this natural resource from beneath Pennsylvania."

Property Tax Elimination

  • Excerpt: "The time to lift the burden on homeowners is NOW. Not a single home should be lost because the owner cannot afford to pay property taxes. I will continue the fight for property tax elimination as your state representative in the 114th legislative district."

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 Sid Michaels Kavulich was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Melanie Madeira was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kavulich and Madeira will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kavulich ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 114. Kavulich was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 114, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSid Kavulich Incumbent 100% 24,661
Total Votes 24,661

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kavulich won election to District 114. He defeated Jordan Moran in the May 18 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Daniel Naylor in the November 2 general election.[7]

Pennsylvania State House, District 114
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sid Kavulich (D) 11,749 56.2%
Daniel Naylor (R) 9,152 43.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sid Michaels Kavulich is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Sid Michaels Kavulich raised a total of $212,119 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[8]

Sid Michaels Kavulich's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 114 Won $47,103
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 114 Won $165,016
Grand Total Raised $212,119

2012

Sid Michaels Kavulich won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sid Michaels Kavulich raised a total of $47,103.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sid Michaels Kavulich's campaign in 2012
Kavulich, Michael$15,000
Volpe Jr, Charles J$2,500
Ruggiero, Frank$1,750
Markosek for State Legislature$1,250
Ppl Corp$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$47,103
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Kavulich raised a total of $165,016 in campaign funds.[9] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $38,750
House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $31,436
Kavulich, Michael $20,000
Citizens to Elect Dwight Evans for State Representative $7,500
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association $7,500

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

Kavulich and his wife, Linda, have 3 children; Loni, Ariel and Zachary.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Wansacz (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 114
2011–present
Succeeded by
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