Frank Pinto

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Frank Pinto
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Pennsylvania Auditor
Former Candidate
Bachelor'sLa Salle College
Master'sVillanova University
Personal website
(timed out) Campaign website
Frank Pinto was a 2012 Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor in the 2012 elections. He lost in the Republican primary to John Maher.[1]
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Pinto has been a professor at La Salle College, Villanova University, and the University of Pennsylvania-Fels Institute. He has owned and developed three small businesses and served as President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers.[2]


  • B.A., cum laude, La Salle College
  • MA, summa cum laude, Villanova University
  • Doctoral Studies, Bryn-Mawr College, Scholar in Residence



See also: Pennsylvania down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Pinto ran for Pennsylvania Auditor in 2012. He fell to John Maher in the April 24 Republican primary. Eugene DePasquale is running on the Democratic ticket.

In stating his reasons for running, Pinto said “I think I bring a new dimension to that office because I can do what’s right and I’m not worried about the ramifications of stepping on someone’s toes or doing the politics and worrying about running for some future office. I can bring accountability for that office, and it’s crucial that someone does that.”[3]

  • Primary
    • Pinto was defeated by Maher in the 2012 Republican primary race for auditor general.
Pennsylvania Auditor - Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Maher 66% 453,343
Frank Pinto 34% 233,372
Total Votes 686,715


Pinto's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

  • Mike Folmer — Senator (R-Lebanon)
  • Glenn Eckhart - Lehigh County Controller
  • Columbia County Republican Committee
  • Bob McCloskey - Dauphin County
  • Dwight Weidman - Franklin County GOP Chairman


Pinto and his wife Barbara have been married over 30 years. They have five children and seven grandchildren.[2]

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