Erin Molchany

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Erin Molchany
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Current candidacy
Running for Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 36
Current office
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 22
In office
January 1, 2013-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 1
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sDuquesne University
ProfessionNon-Profit Executive
Office website
Campaign website
Erin C. Molchany is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 22. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Molchany earned her B.A. in Journalism from Duquesne University in 1999.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Affairs, Democratic Secretary
Human Services
Urban Affairs


Campaign themes

Molchany's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"believe job creation happens not just through investment in physical capital, but investment in human capital. My time as a director of PUMP, a non-profit dedicated to young professionals, has taught me that people want to live and work in this region- we need to give them the opportunity to do so. We must support the creation of an innovative workforce in Pennsylvania in order to compete in the global economy."


  • Excerpt:"As the executive director of a non-profit focused on attracting and retaining talented individuals to this region, I know that the key to keeping this region competitive is a holistic transportation system. We can never hope to be a world class region if we don’t have world class transit."

Public Services

  • Excerpt:"I recognize that there are tough decisions to make in the state budget. But I will not support devastating cuts to public services that will unduly burden our state’s residents. In the State House, I would work to preserve vital access for Pennsylvania residents to important programs."


  • Excerpt:"Despite its smoky heritage, our region has become an exemplary model of environmental responsibility. Our clean air and water have been hard fought and make our region a better place to live and a better place to do business in. In the state house, I would be a tireless advocate for using the successes we’ve had in Pittsburgh as a model for protecting our natural resources around the state."



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Harry Readshaw, III will face incumbent Erin Molchany in the Democratic primary.[2]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Molchany ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 22. Molchany defeated Martin Schmotzer and Shawn Lunny in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Chris Cratsley (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngErin Molchany 65.3% 17,512
     Republican Chris Cratsley 34.7% 9,292
Total Votes 26,804
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 22 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngErin Molchany 57.4% 2,944
Martin Schmotzer Incumbent 42.6% 2,188
Shawn Lunny 0% 0
Total Votes 5,132

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Erin Molchany is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Erin Molchany raised a total of $112,035 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.[4]

Erin Molchany's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 22 Won $112,035
Grand Total Raised $112,035


Erin Molchany won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Erin Molchany raised a total of $112,035.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Martin Schmotzer (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 22
Succeeded by