W. Curtis Thomas
|W. Curtis Thomas|
|Pennsylvania State House District 181|
|1989 - Present|
|November 31, 2016|
|Years in position||26|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|High school||Thomas Edison High School|
|Bachelor's||Temple University, 1975|
|J.D.||Antioch School of Law, 1980|
Thomas earned his B.S. in Secondary Education from Temple University in 1975 and his J.D. from Antioch School of Law in 1980. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Thomas served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce, Democratic Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thomas served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Urban Affairs, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Thomas served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Gaming Oversight|
|• Intergovernmental Affairs, Chair|
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 W. Curtis Thomas defeated Emily Rodriguez, Kenneth Walker and Kenneth Williams-Medley in the Democratic primary. Thomas was unchallenged in the general election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|W. Curtis Thomas Incumbent||61.3%||3,626|
Thomas ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 181. Thomas ran unopposed in the primary on April 24, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||W. Curtis Thomas Incumbent||100%||25,275|
Thomas won re-election to District 181 in 2010. He defeated Lewis Thomas, III in the primary election, receiving 3,372 votes while Thomas received 1,921. Thomas was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 181|
|W. Curtis Thomas (D)||14,555||100.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181|
|W. Curtis Thomas (D)||26,160||100.0%|
Comprehensive donor information for W. Curtis Thomas is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, W. Curtis Thomas raised a total of $496,838 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|W. Curtis Thomas's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181||$19,285|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181||$74,218|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181||$58,913|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181||$76,872|
|2004||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181||$122,324|
|2002||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181||$74,140|
|2000||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181||$42,056|
|1998||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181||$29,030|
|Grand Total Raised||$496,838|
2012W. Curtis Thomas won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, W. Curtis Thomas raised a total of $19,285.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to W. Curtis Thomas's campaign in 2012|
|Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers||$2,000|
|Harrisburg Fund Raiser||$1,500|
|S R Wojdak & Associates||$1,000|
|Cmte to Support Public Ed||$1,000|
|Health Partners Pac||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$19,285|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Thomas received $74,218 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to W. Curtis Thomas's campaign in 2010|
|Pennsylvania Bankers Association||$1,750|
|Pennsylvania Association For Justice||$1,750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$74,218|
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- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative scorecard
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- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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- The American Conservative Union: 2012 Legislative scorecard
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- Pennsylvania National Federation of Independent Business: 2011-2012 Voting Record
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- Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania: Marcellus Shale Scorecard 2011-12
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Thomas has two children.
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- Rep. Thomas' personal website
- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- W. Curtis Thomas on Facebook
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- 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, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 2, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Thomas, W Curtis," accessed September 19, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 donations," accessed May 2, 2014
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