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Jose Miranda

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Jose Miranda
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 197
In office
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
Office website
Jose P. Miranda is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 197. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness



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 Jose Miranda will face Leslie Acosta, Danilo Burgos, Benjamin Ramos, Edward Lloyd, Jr. and Juan Rodriguez in the Democratic primary.[1]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Miranda ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 197. Miranda defeated Jewel Williams, Kenneth Walker, and Jamil Ali in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Steve Crum in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 197, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose Miranda 94.9% 25,998
     Republican Steve Crum 5.1% 1,404
Total Votes 27,402
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 197 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJose Miranda 39.7% 2,997
Kenneth Walker 19.6% 1,478
Jewel Williams 34% 2,563
Jamil Ali 6.7% 504
Total Votes 7,542

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jose Miranda is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Jose Miranda raised a total of $12,053 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[3]

Jose Miranda's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 197 Won $12,053
Grand Total Raised $12,053


Jose Miranda won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jose Miranda raised a total of $12,053.


On January 27, 2014, the Philadelphia district attorney charged Miranda and his sister with criminal conspiracy, perjury and conflict of interest. The charges against Miranda and his sister, Michelle Wilson, stated that Miranda hired a ghost (non-working) employee so that Miranda could circumvent state nepotism laws so that his sister could stay on as his chief of staff. The D.A. Seth Williams said that Miranda hired a man named Timothy Duckett, a former driver for his campaign, as a legislative assistant but did not require him to do any work. Duckett was ordered by Miranda to give part of his salary to Wilson, while Wilson continued to act as Miranda's chief of staff. If found guilty of the charges, Miranda will be removed from office.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Williams (D)
Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 197
Succeeded by