|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 24|
|January 1, 2013-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||0|
Gainey earned his bachelor's in business management from Morgan State University. He currently serves as Chairman of the Pittsburgh City Democratic Committee and most recently worked as the Community Development Specialist for the City of Pittsburgh. Gainey has been involved with a number of community initiatives and organizations, including Building Bridges, Minority Media, the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network, the 52 Weeks of Peace Initiative, Divine Intervention Ministries, and PROMISE. Gainey is married to his wife, Michelle.
PoliticsPA named the District 24 Democratic primary one of Pennsylvania's top ten most interesting legislative primaries in 2012.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gainey served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Children & Youth|
|• Transportation, Democratic Secretary|
|• Urban Affairs|
On April 20, Gainey and incumbent Joseph Preston, Jr. (D) took part in a debate sponsored by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania. Coverage of the debate can be found here.
Gainey ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 24. Gainey defeated incumbent Joseph Preston in the April 24 Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Edward Gainey Incumbent||100%||26,032|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Joseph Preston, Jr. Incumbent||34.3%||2,442|
On March 20, Democratic candidates Todd Koger and William Anderson were disqualified after a petition challenge by Gainey. Gainey also challenged incumbent Joseph Preston's petition. A number of Preston's signatures were thrown out (some as forgeries), but enough valid signatures remained for Preston to keep his place on the ballot.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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- Pennsylvania Moms, Children To Hold Pittsburgh Mother's Day Rally On ... - Sacramento Bee
- Pennsylvania bills tap tobacco, liquor to benefit roads - Land Line Magazine
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- ↑ Ed Gainey, Campaign site, accessed April 21, 2012
- ↑ PoliticsPA, "Top 10 Most Interesting Pa. House & Senate Primaries," April 3, 2012
- ↑ Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 9, 2012
- ↑ Forest Hills Patch "Ed Gainey Wins Over Longtime State Rep. Joseph Preston," April 24, 2012
- ↑ Early Returns, "Preston barely stays on ballot," March 20, 2012
Joseph Preston (D)
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