|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 97|
|November 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Mentzer served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Aging & Older Adult Services|
|• Gaming Oversight|
|• Professional Licensure|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Mentzer served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Aging & Older Adult Services, Secretary|
|• Human Services|
|• Labor & Industry|
|• Urban Affairs|
Mentzer's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
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.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 97 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Steven Mentzer Incumbent||64.5%||14,746|
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.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 97, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Steven Mentzer Incumbent||100%||25,071|
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.
|Steven Mentzer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 97||$13,031|
|Grand Total Raised||$13,031|
2012Steven 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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- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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Mentzer is married to his wife, Sally.
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Steven Mentzer, "On the Issues," accessed September 5, 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 General Election Results," accessed May 2, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Mentzer, Steven," accessed September 16, 2013
John Bear (R)
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