|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 154|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|J.D.||University of Pennsylvania|
McCarter earned his B.S. in Education from Temple University in 1970 and his M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. His professional experience includes working as a teacher (retired).
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|
Bednar's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Governor Corbett drastically cut funding for public education in the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget. This massive cut forced many school districts all across Pennsylvania to cut services, curriculum, staff or raise property taxes to compensate for the cuts. The fact that some children attend school in districts without art and music classes is wrong. We need to ensure that all our children receive a well-rounded education."
- Excerpt: "Steve has been a relentless advocate for a Marcellus Shale Gas extraction tax in committee and on the House floor."
- Excerpt: "Steve is a strong supporter of LGBT rights in the Commonwealth."
- Excerpt: "As a member of the Aging & Older Adult Services committee, Steve has been working to support and draft legislation to combat fraud and abuse targeted against our seniors."
- Excerpt: "Steve is a strong supporter and co-sponsor of HB 1896 to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania. The legislation would raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 an hour."
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 Steve McCarter was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Robert Gillies, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. McCarter defeated Gillies in the general election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 154 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Steve McCarter Incumbent||73.5%||17,553|
|Republican||Robert Gillies, Jr.||26.5%||6,329|
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.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 154, General Election, 2012|
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.
|Steve McCarter's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 154||$99,827|
|Grand Total Raised||$99,827|
2012Steve 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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- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative scorecard
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- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
In 2014, McCarter's endorsements included the following:
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- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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- Steve McCarter on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Steve McCarter's campaign website, "Issues," accessed September 11, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official primary results for May 20, 2014," accessed July 9, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Official Candidate Listing," accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 General Election," accessed December 5, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 9, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "McCarter, Steve," accessed September 18, 2013
- Steve McCarter's campaign website, "Endorsements," accessed September 11, 2014
Lawrence Curry (D)
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