Jerry Knowles

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Jerry Knowles
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Pennsylvania State House District 124
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 19, 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
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Jerry Knowles is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 124. He was first elected to the chamber after he won a special election on May 19, 2009.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Gaming Oversight
Local Government
State Government
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Knowles served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Knowles served on these committees:

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent Jerry Knowles was set to face James Barton in the Republican primary, but Barton withdrew from the race on March 26, 2014, leaving Knowles unopposed. Knowles is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Knowles ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 124. Knowles defeated Larry Padora in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Dante Picciano in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 124, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Knowles Incumbent 78.5% 19,570
     Independent Dante Picciano 21.5% 5,363
Total Votes 24,933
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 124 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Knowles Incumbent 57% 4,478
Larry Podora 43% 3,378
Total Votes 7,856

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Knowles won re-election to District 124 in 2010. He was unopposed in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Jeffrey Faust and Independent Dante Picciano in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 124
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Knowles (R) 13,362 63.9%
Jeffrey Faust (D) 5,439 26.0%
Dante Picciano (I) 2,124 10.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jerry Knowles is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Jerry Knowles raised a total of $332,572 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[7]

Jerry Knowles's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 124 Won $129,663
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 124 Won $202,909
Grand Total Raised $332,572

2012

Jerry Knowles won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jerry Knowles raised a total of $129,663.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Knowles's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Association of Realtors$5,500
Pennsylvania Republican Party$5,311
Friends of Mike Turzai$5,000
Fighting Chance Pennsylvania$5,000
Students First$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$129,663
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jerry Knowles won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Jerry Knowles raised a total of $202,909.

Scorecards

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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.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

Personal

Knowles and his wife, Lorraine, have two children.

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 124
2009–present
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