Steve McCarter

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Steve McCarter
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 154
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 1
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTemple University
J.D.University of Penna
ProfessionRetired teacher
Office website
Steve McCarter is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 154. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


McCarter earned his B.S. in Education from Temple University in 1970 and his M.S. from the University of Penna in 1976. His professional experience includes working as a teacher (retired).

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging & Older Adult Services
Children & Youth
Environmental Resources & Energy



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 Steve McCarter is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Robert Emmett Gillies, Jr. is unopposed in the Republican primary. McCarter and Gillies will face off in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

McCarter ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 154. McCarter ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Mark Sirinides (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 154, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve McCarter 75.6% 25,794
     Republican Mark Sirinides 24.4% 8,309
Total Votes 34,103

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steve McCarter is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Steve McCarter raised a total of $99,827 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[4]

Steve McCarter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 154 Won $99,827
Grand Total Raised $99,827


Steve McCarter won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Steve McCarter raised a total of $99,827.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve McCarter's campaign in 2012
Friends of Larry Curry$10,000
Pennsylvania State Education Association$4,500
Plumbers Local 690$4,060
Democratic Party of District 154$3,500
Democratic Party of Cheltenham Township$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$99,827
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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McCarter is married to Deb.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lawrence Curry (D)
Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 154
Succeeded by