Timothy Hennessey

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Timothy Hennessey
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Pennsylvania State House District 26
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSaint Joseph's University, 1969
J.D.Villanova University, 1972
Personal
Birthday11/04/1947
Place of birthPottstown, PA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Timothy 'Tim' F. Hennessey (b. November 4, 1947) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Biography

Hennessey earned his B.S. from Saint Joseph's University in 1969 and his J.D. from Villanova University in 1972. His professional experience includes working as a public defender for the Public Defenders Office from 1973 to 1992, as a Municipal Solicitor from 1978 to 2003 and as an attorney for Hennessey and Hennessey since 1976.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging & Older Adult Services, Chair
Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hennessey 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 Timothy Hennessey was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hennessey is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hennessey ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 26. Hennessey ran unchallenged in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Mike Hays (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Hennessey Incumbent 56.3% 18,058
     Democratic Mike Hays 43.7% 14,033
Total Votes 32,091

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hennessey won re-election to District 26 in 2010. He defeated Jonathan Jenkins in the primary election, receiving 3,407 votes while Jenkins received 1,894. Hennessey defeated Fern Kaufman in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 26
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy Hennessey (R) 12,322 56.9%
Fern Kaufman (D) 9,350 43.1%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hennessey won re-election to District 26 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with 16,757 votes, defeating Democrat Fern Kaufman (15,437).[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 26
Candidates Votes Percent
Tim Hennessey (R) Green check mark transparent.png 16,757 52.1%
Fern B. Kaufman (D) 15,437 48.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Timothy Hennessey is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Timothy Hennessey raised a total of $470,720 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.[7]

Timothy Hennessey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 26 Won $63,600
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 26 Won $120,319
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 26 Won $101,856
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 26 Won $43,082
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 26 Won $40,063
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 26 Won $26,168
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 26 Won $36,564
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 26 Won $39,068
Grand Total Raised $470,720

2012

Timothy Hennessey won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Timothy Hennessey raised a total of $63,600.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Timothy Hennessey's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$9,500
Mcneil, Robert D$6,000
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association$2,200
Value Drug$1,850
Exelon$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$63,600
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hennessey raised $120,319 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $23,488
Pennsylvania Association For Justice $10,500
Republican Cmte Of Chester County $8,404
Mcneil, Robert D $2,000
Value Drug $1,800

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.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on bills related to reproductive freedom and family planning.

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

Hennessey and his wife, Carol, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 26
1993–present
Succeeded by
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