Curtis Sonney

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Curtis Sonney
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Pennsylvania State House District 4
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Personal website
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Curtis G. Sonney is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Sonney received his diploma from Harborcreek High School and attended Vo-Tech in Erie County and Pennsylvania State University, Behrend. His professional experience includes working as a self-employed contractor and as an employee of American Sterilizer in 1990.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Insurance
Liquor Control
Professional Licensure

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sonney 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 Curtis Sonney was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Curt Smith was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sonney and Smith will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sonney ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 4. Sonney ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCurtis Sonney Incumbent 100% 18,867
Total Votes 18,867

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sonney won re-election to District 4 in 2010. He was unopposed opposition in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Gerald Price in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 4
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Curtis Sonney (R) 13,402 72.7%
Gerald Price (D) 5,046 27.4%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Sonney was re-elected to District 4 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with 17,414 votes, defeating Republican Rick Mitchell (8,655).[7]

Sonney raised $17,724 for his campaign, while Mitchell raised $13,992.[8]

Pennsylvania State House, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Curtis Sonney (D) Green check mark transparent.png 17,414 66.8%
Rick Mitchell (R) 8,655 33.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Curtis Sonney is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Curtis Sonney raised a total of $352,045 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.[9]

Curtis Sonney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 4 Won $18,619
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 4 Won $14,595
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 4 Won $17,724
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 4 Won $14,402
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 4 Won $286,705
Grand Total Raised $352,045

2012

Curtis Sonney won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Curtis Sonney raised a total of $18,619.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Curtis Sonney's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists$1,500
Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology$1,000
Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants$1,000
Urologist For Patient Access to Care U-Pac$1,000
Ppl Corp$750
Total Raised in 2012$18,619
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sonney raised $14,595 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[10]

Donor Amount
Lake, Ernest L & Betty L $1,000
Pennsylvania State Troopers Association $1,000
Pennsylvania Bar Association $500
Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology $500
Firstenergy Corp $500
12 others, each donating $500 $500

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.

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

Sonney and his wife, Cathy Jodon-Sonney, have three children.

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