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Babette Josephs
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Candidate for
Pennsylvania State House, District 182
In office
1985 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary79,613/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1984
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sQueens College, 1962
J.D.Rutgers University, 1976
Personal
Birthday08/04/1940
Place of birthNew York City, NY
ReligionJewish
CandidateVerification
Babette Josephs (b. August 4, 1940) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 182 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Josephs was removed from the ballot on April 9, 2014.[1]

She is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving from 1985 until her primary defeat in 2012.

PoliticsPA named the District 182 Democratic primary one of Pennsylvania's top ten most interesting legislative primaries in 2012.[2]

Josephs was defeated by Brian Sims in the April 24, 2012, primary.[3]

Biography

Josephs earned her B.A. from Queens College in 1962. She went on to receive her J.D. from Rutgers University in Camden in 1976.

Josephs worked for Philadelphia Public High Schools as a Teacher from 1963 to 1964. She then worked as a private practice Attorney from 1977 to 1979. From 1978 to 1980, she worked as Co-Founder/Director of the National Abortion Rights Action League of Pennsylvania. She then worked for the Citizen's Coalition for Energy Efficiency as Co-Founder/Executive Director from 1980 to 1981.

In 1992, Josephs served as a Super Delegate at the Democratic National Convention. She has served as Co-Chair of the Eighth Ward of Philadelphia since 1984 and also currently serves as a member of the Eighth Ward Executive Committee. Josephs joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1985. She has served in that position since, representing the 182nd District.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Josephs 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Brian Sims was set to face Babette Josephs in the Democratic primary, but Josephs was removed from the ballot on April 9, 2014, leaving Sims unopposed. Sims is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Josephs ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 182. Josephs lost to Brian Sims in the Democratic primary on April 24.[7][8][3]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 182 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Sims 51.6% 3,759
Babette Josephs 48.4% 3,524
Total Votes 7,283

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Josephs won re-election to the 182nd District seat in 2010. She defeated Gregg Kravitz in the primary election, receiving 5,683 votes while Kravitz received 3,677. Josephs was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[9]

Pennsylvania State House, District 182
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Babette Josephs (D) 17,984 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Josephs won re-election to the 182nd District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 26,457 votes, defeating Republican Wally Zimolong (6,012).[10]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 182
Candidates Votes Percent
Josephs Babette (D) Green check mark transparent.png 26,457 81.5%
Wally Zimolong (R) 6,012 18.5%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Josephs received $73,889 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Babette Josephs's campaign in 2010
Pennsylvania Education Association$3,500
Pennsylvania Association For Justice$3,500
Laborers District Council$2,500
Association Of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties$2,500
Actblue Pennsylvania$2,185
Total Raised in 2010 $73,889

Personal

Josephs is widowed and has two children.

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