Steven Mentzer

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Steven Mentzer
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 97
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 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Steven C. Mentzer is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 97. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging & Older Adult Services, Secretary
Human Services
Labor & Industry
Urban Affairs


Campaign themes


Mentzer's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Protecting Taxpayers

  • Excerpt: "He is committed to public pension reform that provides a fair retirement benefit to employees while being affordable and predictable for taxpayers and school districts. His idea? Place all new hires into a 401k-type retirement system like those in the private sector and force all legislators (sitting or new) to join this system as well."

Helping Job Creators

  • Excerpt: "Steve is committed to overhauling our business tax and regulatory structures to get our economy going again. The recent changes to the unemployment compensation program and the tort reform passed by the state legislature are signs things are getting better for job creators, but Steve knows there's much more to be done."

Reforming Harrisburg

  • Excerpt: "Steve believes in open government that works for the people. That's why he's leading by example - refusing taxpayer-paid perks like per diems, a car, or a cell phone. As our State Representative, he hasn't even taken reimbursement for mileage or meals when traveling to and from Harrisburg."

Quality Education

  • Excerpt: "Steve is a strong supporter of educational innovation and choice that provides parents and students opportunities for educational excellence outside the traditional public school structure."



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Steven Mentzer was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Charles Hample was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mentzer defeated Hample in the general election.[2][3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 97 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Mentzer Incumbent 64.5% 14,746
     Democratic Charles Hample 35.5% 8,117
Total Votes 22,863


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mentzer ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 97. Mentzer was selected to replace incumbent John Bear after he announced he would return to the private sector instead of seeking re-election. He was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Mentzer Incumbent 100% 25,071
Total Votes 25,071

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steven Mentzer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Steven Mentzer raised a total of $13,031 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 16, 2013.[6]

Steven Mentzer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 97 Won $13,031
Grand Total Raised $13,031


Steven Mentzer won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Steven Mentzer raised a total of $13,031.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven Mentzer's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Republican Party$5,631
Lancaster General Health Pac$500
Bear, John C$500
Smucker for Senate$500
Hartman Underhill & Brubaker Llp$500
Total Raised in 2012$13,031
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 was in session from January 7 through November 12.

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Mentzer is married to his wife, Sally.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Bear (R)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 97
Succeeded by