|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 182|
|2013 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania|
|J.D.||Michigan State University|
Sims' earned his Bachelor's Degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Michigan State University. His professional experience includes working as Staff Counsel for Policy and Planning for the Philadelphia Bar, President of the Board of Directors for Equality Pennsylvania, as the Chairman of GALLOP, as a disability attorney and as a clerk for the EPA. He currently serves on the GLSEN Sports Advisory Council and contributes to The Advocate Magazine. Sims was the first former NCAA football captain to come out.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sims served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce, Democratic Secretary|
|• Professional Licensure|
|• State Government|
Sims' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- "Protect children’s right to a good education and teachers’ right to collectively bargain"
- "Ensure the School Reform Commission is open, accessible and effective"
- "Fight against vouchers and attempts to privatize the school district"
- "Connecting constituents to vital public services"
- "Notarizing forms and helping with government paperwork "
- "Providing assistance to help navigate unemployment, veteran’s assistance, and other services"
- "Pass a fair severance tax on natural gas drilling"
- "Ban drilling state forests"
- "Increase regulation of fracking and monitoring of drilling impacts on water, air and land"
- "Provide equal protection for all Pennsylvanians"
- "Expand existing civil rights protections and enforce those that already exist"
- "Protect our immigrants from intimidation and discriminatory laws"
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Brian Sims will face Babette Josephs in the Democratic primary.
Sims ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 182. Sims defeated incumbent Babette Josephs in the April 24 Democratic primary. He was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 182, General Election, 2012|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 182 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Brian Sims is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Brian Sims raised a total of $205,752 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Brian Sims's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 182||$205,752|
|Grand Total Raised||$205,752|
2012Brian Sims won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brian Sims raised a total of $205,752.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brian Sims's campaign in 2012|
|Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund||$14,550|
|Stephen Carlino & Dennis Fee||$5,005|
|Steven Carlino & Dennis Fee||$5,001|
|Total Raised in 2012||$205,752|
|Source:Follow the Money|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Brian + Sims + Pennsylvania + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Brian Sims, Campaign site, "About," accessed April 23, 2012
- sims4pa.com - Issues
- Pennsylvania Department of State, “2014 Unofficial Candidate Listing,” accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 9, 2012
- Pennsylvania Independent "Incumbents fall in PA House, congressional races," April 24, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Sims, Brian" Accessed September 19, 2013
Babette Josephs (D)
|Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 182
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