Thomas Caltagirone

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Thomas Caltagirone
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Pennsylvania State House District 127
Incumbent
In office
1977 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 37
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1976
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFrederick College, 1967
Master'sTemple University, 1971
Personal
Birthday10/30/1942
Place of birthReading, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas R. Caltagirone (b. October 30, 1942) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 127. He was first elected to the chamber in 1976.

Caltagirone served as a Democrat Committeeman for the 16th Ward's 5th Precinct in 1992, 1994, and 2006. He has served as President of the Third Ward Democrat Club since 1996 as well.

Biography

Caltagirone attended Reading Business Institute in 1962. He earned his B.A. from Frederick College in 1967 and his M.A. from Temple University in 1971.

His professional experience includes working as a Teacher for the Reading School District from 1967 to 1968, as a Social Worker for the Reading School District from 1968 to 1969, as a Community Organizer for Reading Model Cities from 1969 to 1970, in Insurance and Real Estate Sales for John Hancock from 1969 to 1974 and as a Production Supervisor for Giorgio Mushrooms from 1974 to 1976.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Democratic Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Caltagirone served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Caltagirone served on the following 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 Thomas Caltagirone was set to face Robert Melendez in the Democratic primary, but Melendez was removed from the ballot on March 27, 2014, leaving Caltagirone unopposed. Caltagirone is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Caltagirone ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 127. Caltagirone ran unopposed in the primary on April 24, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 127, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Caltagirone Incumbent 100% 14,291
Total Votes 14,291

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Caltagirone won re-election to District 127 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 127
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Caltagirone (D) 7,239 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Caltagirone won re-election to District 127 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 16,557 votes while running unopposed.[7]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 127
Candidates Votes Percent
Thomas R. Caltagirone (D) Green check mark transparent.png 16,557 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thomas Caltagirone is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Thomas Caltagirone raised a total of $869,202 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[8]

Thomas Caltagirone's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 127 Won $173,401
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 127 Won $125,624
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 127 Won $164,266
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 127 Won $75,505
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 127 Won $79,286
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 127 Won $86,888
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 127 Won $77,886
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 127 Won $86,346
Grand Total Raised $869,202

2012

Thomas Caltagirone won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Thomas Caltagirone raised a total of $173,401.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Caltagirone's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$40,500
Mcintyre, Charles J$10,000
Topper Jr, Joseph V$10,000
Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania$6,500
Electrical Workers Local 743$6,000
Total Raised in 2012$173,401
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Thomas Caltagirone won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Thomas Caltagirone raised a total of $125,624.

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

Caltagirone is divorced and has five children.

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 127
1977–present
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