Fred Keller

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Fred Keller
Pennsylvania State House District 85
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionManufacturing Plant Manager
Office website
Personal website
Fred Keller is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 85. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Keller graduated from the Don Paul Shrear Real Estate School. His professional experience includes working for Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. for the past 25 years, eventually being promoted to plant manager. He has also served as the auditor for Middlecreek Township.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Children & Youth
Labor & Industry
State Government


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



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 Fred Keller was unopposed in the Republican primary. Keller will face write-in candidate Michael Sundberg (D) in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Keller ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 85. Keller ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and defeated Erik Viker in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Keller Incumbent 81.1% 16,900
     Libertarian Erik Viker 18.9% 3,935
Total Votes 20,835


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Keller won election to District 85 in 2010. He defeated Maurice Brubaker and Betsy Snook in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Trey Casimir and Libertarian Erik Viker in the November 2 general election.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 85
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Keller (R) 11,412 66.0%
Trey Casimir (D) 4,323 25.0%
Erik Viker (L) 1,551 9.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fred Keller is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Fred Keller raised a total of $159,881 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 16, 2013.[6]

Fred Keller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 85 Won $24,194
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 85 Won $135,687
Grand Total Raised $159,881


Fred Keller won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fred Keller raised a total of $24,194.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Fred Keller's campaign in 2012
Bingaman, Max E$2,300
Bingaman, Chris$1,175
App, James F$1,000
Miller, Dale L$1,000
Gingrich Jr, Lawrence A$750
Total Raised in 2012$24,194
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Keller Raised a total of $135,687 in campaign funds.[7] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Keller, Fred $72,000
Moran Jr., Mr John D $2,500
Gingrich, Lawrence $1,500
Friends of Bill Adolph Jr $1,250


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Keller and his wife, Kay, have two children and one grandson.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Russell Fairchild (R)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 85
Succeeded by