James Roebuck, Jr.
|James Roebuck, Jr.|
|Pennsylvania State House District 188|
|1985 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||28|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Virginia Union University, 1966|
|Master's||University of Virginia, 1969|
|Ph.D.||University of Virginia, 1977|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, PA|
Roebuck earned his BA from Virginia Union University in 1966. He went on to receive his MA and PhD from the University of Virginia in 1969 and 1977, respectively.
Roebuck worked as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor for Drexel University from 1970 to 1984. He then worked as a Legislative Assistant to the Office of the Mayor of Philadelphia from 1984 to 1985.
Roebuck has served as a member of the Democratic Ward Executive Committee since 1974. He also served as a member of the Democratic State Committee from 1984 to 1990. Roebuck joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1985. He has served in that position since, representing the 188th District.
PoliticsPA has named the District 188 Democratic primary one of Pennsylvania's top ten most interesting legislative primaries in 2012.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Roebuck served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education, Democratic Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roebuck served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Legislative Office for Research Liaison|
|• Education, Democratic Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Roebuck served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Education, Chair|
|• Intergovernmental Affairs|
Roebuck ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 188. Roebuck defeated Fatimah Muhammad in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Ernest Adkins in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||James Roebuck, Jr. Incumbent||93.7%||22,715|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|James Roebuck, Jr. Incumbent||55.7%||3,938|
Roebuck won re-election to the 188th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 188|
|James Roebuck, Jr. (D)||15,249||100.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188|
|James R. Roebuck (D)||25,418||100.0%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Roebuck received $81,171 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to James Roebuck, Jr.'s campaign in 2010|
|Pennsylvania Education Association||$14,000|
|Pennsylvania Federation Of Teachers||$9,500|
|Citizens To Elect Dwight Evans For State Representative||$3,500|
|Laborers District Council||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$81,171|
Roebuck has a wife, Cheryl.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "James + Roebuck + Pennsylvania + House"
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- Philly votes against PA House budget - PW-Philadelphia Weekly (blog)
- A Salute to My Father-Part Two - Patriotic Vanguard
- Standardized testing to change for Pennsylvania students - Philly.com
- Charter reform bills gain House Education Committee approval - PennLive.com
- Rising Pa. cyber charter costs fuel push for statewide reform [map - Newsworks.org (blog)]
- POLS ON THE STREET: Margolies' Resum
- Mailbag: Letters From Readers - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
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- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. James Roebuck, Jr.
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- ↑ PoliticsPA, "Top 10 Most Interesting Pa. House & Senate Primaries," April 3, 2012
- ↑ Pennsylvania Department of State, Official Primary Results
- ↑ Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 26, 2012
- ↑ 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- ↑ Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 donations
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