James Clay

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James Clay
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 179
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 1
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolFrankford High School
Office website
Personal website
James Clay, Jr. is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 179. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging & Older Adult Services, Democratic Secretary
Urban Affairs, Democratic Secretary



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. Jason Dawkins defeated incumbent James Clay in the Democratic primary. David L. Hall (D) was removed from the ballot on April 9, 2014. Dawkins is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Clay ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 179. Incumbent Tony Payton, Jr. (D) was removed from the ballot on March 22 after a petition challenge. As a result, Clay ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 179, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Clay 100% 19,109
Total Votes 19,109

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for James Clay is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, James Clay raised a total of $4,000 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[6]

James Clay's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 179 Won $4,000
Grand Total Raised $4,000


James Clay won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, James Clay raised a total of $4,000.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Clay's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$250
Canty, Frank G$250
Total Raised in 2012$4,000
Source:Follow the Money


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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.

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Clay and his wife, Shakeya, have four children.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tony Payton, Jr. (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 179
Succeeded by