James Brewster

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James Brewster
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 45
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 17, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia University of Pennsylvania
Websites
Office website
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James R. Brewster is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber after he won a special election on November 2, 2010 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sean Logan (D).[1]

Brewster served as a McKeesport City Councilman from 1995 to 2004 until his election to the office of Mayor of McKeesport.

Biography

Brewster earned his B.S. in Education from the California University of Pennsylvania. His professional experience includes working at Mellon Bank first as a fraud investigator and later as the vice-president.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Urban Affairs & Housing, Minority Chair
Banking & Insurance
Community, Economic & Recreational Development
Game & Fisheries
Transportation
Legislative Budget and Finance

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brewster served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Brewster ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 45. Brewster ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Brewster Incumbent 100% 72,189
Total Votes 72,189

2010

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Brewster defeated Republican Paul Olijar in the special election held for District 45 of the Pennsylvania State Senate. Brewster won the election with 53% of the vote.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for James Brewster is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, James Brewster raised a total of $161,479 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[5]

James Brewster's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 45 Won $113,038
2000 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 45 Defeated $48,441
Grand Total Raised $161,479

2012

James Brewster won election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, James Brewster raised a total of $113,038.

Personal

Brewster and his wife Linda have three daughters and five grandchildren.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sean Logan (D)
Pennsylvania State Senate District 45
2011–present
Succeeded by
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