Greg Lucas

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Greg Lucas
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Current candidacy
Running for Pennsylvania State Senate, District 50
Current office
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 5
In office
January 1, 2013-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Edinboro Borough Council
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia University, Pennsylvania
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gregory "Greg" S. Lucas is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Lucas is not running for re-election to the House in 2014. He was defeated by Michele Brooks in the May 20, 2014, Republican primary for District 50 in the Pennsylvania State Senate.

Biography

Lucas earned a B.S. in Industrial Education from California University, Pennsylvania in 1981. His professional experience includes working as the Department Head in the Construction Management associate degree Program at the Fortis Institute, as an Instructor of Construction Management in the associate degree Program at the Fortis Institute, as the owner/operator of Leehan-Lucas Contracting from 1981 to 2010, as the owner/instructor at the Great Lakes Scuba LLC from 1996 to 2009 and as a teacher in the General McLane School District from 1982-1984.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging & Older Adult Services
Game & Fisheries, Secretary
Labor & Industry
Local Government

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Lucas' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Spark Economic Growth to Create Jobs

  • Excerpt: "We must make Pennsylvania’s business tax and regulatory structure competitive with other states to stop employers from leaving and encourage new employers to settle here. This is why I’ve voted for bills like eliminating the inheritance tax on small businesses and supported start-up dedication to help new businesses grow."

Quality Education to Prepare Our Workforce for the Future

  • Excerpt: "I will focus money on the classroom and on students to ensure a quality education for our children while making certain that teachers have the tools they need to succeed. My wife and I chose to send our son Zach to local public schools and to a state university."

Secure Tomorrow’s Jobs...Today

  • Excerpt: "One of my major priorities in Harrisburg has been supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs who drive our economy. That’s why I’ve voted to invest in startup businesses and give them a tax deduction to get off the ground floor to have a chance on being successful."

Rein in Out-of-Control Government Spending

  • Excerpt: "I promise to support only real balanced state budgets to bring fiscal sanity to the budget process in Harrisburg. I voted for an on time budget that didn’t increase taxes and reduced debt in our state. I will continue my promise of holding the line on taxes and spending in Harrisburg."

Reform Harrisburg

  • Excerpt: "As a State Representative, I have been fighting for real reform by standing up to the special interests and career politicians. I voted to reduce the size of the legislature so tax dollars aren’t spent on more expensive state offices/staff but invested back into the communities we are supposed to represent. I’ve kept my promise to voters who elected me to the State House to drive my own car. I’ve chosen pay to pay for a portion of my health care just like we all do. I’m representing my constituents 100% of the time and will not hold another job so I keep my time and focus solely on those I represent."

Pro-life and Strong supporter of the Second Amendment

  • Excerpt: "I am pro-life and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. In Harrisburg, I will stand up to the politicians – including those of my own party – who would try to weaken our state’s abortion laws or take away the rights of gun owners."

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate 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. Michael Muha was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Michele Brooks defeated Jane Macpherson-Mrozek and Greg Lucas in the Republican primary. Muha and Brooks will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lucas ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 5. Lucas ran unchallenged in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Jason White (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Republican John Evans did not seek re-election.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Lucas 55.5% 13,442
     Democratic Jason White 44.5% 10,759
Total Votes 24,201

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Greg Lucas is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Greg Lucas raised a total of $130,898 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.[6]

Greg Lucas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 5 Won $130,898
Grand Total Raised $130,898

2012

Greg Lucas won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Greg Lucas raised a total of $130,898.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Greg Lucas's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Republican Party$55,014
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania$34,628
Northwest Good Government Pac$7,000
Pennsylvania Association of Realtors$4,990
Richards, Roger W$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$130,898
Source:Follow the Money

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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.

Personal

Lucas and his wife, Rose, have one child.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Evans (R)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 5
2012–present
Succeeded by
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