|Pennsylvania State House District 9|
|1995 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||19|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Youngstown State University, 1982|
|Place of birth||New Castle, PA|
Sainato earned his B.S. in Educational-Social Services from Youngstown State University in 1982. His professional experience includes working as District Representative/Congressional Aide for United States Congressman Joe Kolter from 1983 to 1993.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sainato served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness, Democratic Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sainato served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Local Government|
|• Professional Licensure|
|• Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sainato served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Consumer Affairs|
|• Gaming Oversight|
|• Tourism & Recreational Development|
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 Chris Sainato was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Gary Cangey defeated Gregory Michalek in the Republican primary. Sainato defeated Cangey in the general election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Chris Sainato Incumbent||66.8%||10,085|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9 Republican Primary, 2014|
Sainato ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 9. Sainato ran unchallenged in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Jason Murtha (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Chris Sainato Incumbent||58.1%||13,791|
Sainato won re-election to District 9 in 2010. He was unopposed in bot the May 18 Democratic primary and the November 2 general election.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 9|
|Chris Sainato (D)||15,452||100.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9|
|Chris Sainato (D/R)||24,294||100.00%|
Comprehensive donor information for Chris Sainato is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Chris Sainato raised a total of $513,068 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.
|Chris Sainato's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9||$100,266|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9||$60,295|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9||$65,411|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9||$54,910|
|2004||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9||$66,021|
|2002||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9||$58,293|
|2000||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9||$63,936|
|1998||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 9||$43,936|
|Grand Total Raised||$513,068|
2012Chris Sainato won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Chris Sainato raised a total of $100,266.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chris Sainato's campaign in 2012|
|Pennsylvania Democratic Party||$12,701|
|Pennsylvania State Education Association||$6,100|
|Boilermakers Local 154||$2,750|
|Hartman, Dallas W||$2,500|
|Markosek for State Legislature||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$100,266|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Sainato raised $60,295 during the 2010 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|Shick, Carmen W||$2,000|
|Hartman, Dallas W||$1,500|
|Afscme Council 13||$1,150|
|Steamfitters Local 449||$1,000|
|Western Pennsylvania Laborers||$1,000|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.
Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.
- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
- The American Conservative Union: 2012 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Pennsylvania National Federation of Independent Business: 2011-2012 Voting Record
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
- Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania: Marcellus Shale Scorecard 2011-12
- Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Chris + Sainato + Pennsylvania + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Pennsylvania General Assembly
- Joint Committees
- Pennsylvania state legislative districts
- Rep. Sainato's personal website
- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Chris Sainato on Facebook
- Chris Sainato on YouTube
- 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
- followthemoney.org, "Sainato, Chris," accessed September 11, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributors," accessed May 15, 2014
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 9
| Succeeded by|
State of Pennsylvania
|State executive offices||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Auditor General | Secretary of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Secretary of Agriculture | Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources | Secretary of Labor & Industry | Chairman of Public Utilities |