Tarah Toohil

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Tarah Toohil
Pennsylvania State House District 116
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNortheastern University, 2002
J.D.Dickinson School of Law, 2008
Place of birthCatholic
Office website
Tarah Toohil (b. October 1, 1979) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 116. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Toohil earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science and Sociology in 2003 from Northeastern University and her J.D. from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Children & Youth, Secretary
Local Government


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



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 Tarah Toohil was unopposed in the Republican primary. Toohil is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Toohil ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 116. Toohil ran unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Ransom Young (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 116, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTarah Toohil Incumbent 67.2% 14,671
     Democratic Ransom Young 32.8% 7,157
Total Votes 21,828


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Toohil won election to District 116 in 2010. She was unopposed in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Democrat Todd Eachus in the November 2 general election.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 116
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tarah Toohil (R) 9,702 54.9%
Todd Eachus (D) 7,967 45.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tarah Toohil is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Tarah Toohil raised a total of $349,061 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[6]

Tarah Toohil's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 116 Won $117,005
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 116 Won $232,056
Grand Total Raised $349,061


Tarah Toohil won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tarah Toohil raised a total of $117,005.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tarah Toohil's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Republican Party$15,950
Ward, R Mike$10,000
Graham, Evelynn$5,000
Ward, R Mike$5,000
Minichello, Marc E$3,250
Total Raised in 2012$117,005
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Toohil raised a total of $232,056 in campaign funds.[7] Her top contributors were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $47,616
Republican Party of Pennsylvania $23,266
Pennsylvania Republican Party $21,901
Graham, Evelyn 19,374


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Preceded by
Todd Eachus (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 116
Succeeded by