Steve Samuelson

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Steve Samuelson
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Pennsylvania State House District 135
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLehigh University, 1986
Personal
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steve Samuelson is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 135. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Biography

Samuelson earned his B.A. in Government from Lehigh University in 1986. His professional experience includes working as a Legislative Assistant for Pennsylvania Representatives Paul McHale and Karen Ritter, as a Reporter for Bethlehem Globe-Times and as a Clerk for the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners from 1989 to 1998.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging & Older Adult Services, Democratic Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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 Steve Samuelson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Samuelson is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Samuelson ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 135. Samuelson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Kenneth Barreto (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 135, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Samuelson Incumbent 69.9% 18,293
     Republican Kenneth Barreto 30.1% 7,891
Total Votes 26,184

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Samuelson won re-election to District 135 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 135
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Samuelson (D) 12,989 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Samuelson won re-election to District 135 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 21,130 votes while running unopposed.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 135
Candidates Votes Percent
Steve Samuelson (D) Green check mark transparent.png 21,130 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steve Samuelson is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Steve Samuelson raised a total of $219,602 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[7]

Steve Samuelson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 135 Won $1,889
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 135 Won $2,207
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 135 Won $1,258
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 135 Won $3,393
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 135 Won $4,992
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 135 Won $3,686
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 135 Won $71,755
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 135 Won $130,422
Grand Total Raised $219,602

2012

Steve Samuelson won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Steve Samuelson raised a total of $1,889.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Samuelson's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania State Education Association$500
Pennsylvania Credit Union Association$500
Bethlehem City Democratic Cmte$400
Sierra Club Pennsylvania Pol Act Fund$100
Donchez, Robert J$100
Total Raised in 2012$1,889
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Steve Samuelson won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Steve Samuelson raised a total of $2,207.

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

Samuelson and his wife, Tracy, have two children.

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Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 135
1999–present
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