|Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania|
|January 18, 2011 - January 20, 2105|
|Predecessor||Joe Scarnati (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||2 terms|
|Bucks County Commissioner|
|January 4, 2005 – January 18, 2011|
|High school||Bishop Egan High School|
|J.D.||Temple University School of Law|
|Date of birth||June 22, 1969|
Cawley lost his bid for re-election in 2014, running on the Republican ticket with incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett. Corbett and Cawley were ousted from office by Democrats Tom Wolf and Mike Stack in the general election on November 4, 2014. Stack replaced Cawley as lieutenant governor on January 20, 2015.
In his role as lieutenant governor, Cawley served as President of the Senate, oversaw the Board of Pardons and chaired the local government advisory committee for the governor. Additionally, in 2011, Gov. Tom Corbett (R) appointed Cawley as chair of the state Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, for which Cawley received the 2012 Public Leadership in Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award from General Electric. Cawley also led the disaster recovery task force in the wake of floods from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.
Cawley previously served on the Bucks County Board of Commissioners, to which he was appointed in 2005 and elected to in 2007. During this time, he earned a reputation as a strong fiscal conservative, advocate for the use of technology to save taxpayers money and issues related to public safety.
Cawley began his political career as chief of staff to state Sen. Tommy Tomlinson. He also served on the board of the Briscoe School District. in 2005, he was appointed to the Bucks County Board of Commissioners and elected to a full term in 2007. He formed and co-chaired the Bucks County Economic Development Advisory Board in February 2009.
Cawley is a graduate of Bishop Egan High School. He earned both his bachelor's degree in political science and his law degree from Temple University.
- Bishop Egan High School
- B.A., political science, Temple University's College of Arts and Sciences
- J.D., Temple University School of Law
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor (2011-2015)
Bucks County Board of Commissioners (2005-2011)
Cawley was appointed to the Bucks County Board of Commissioners in 2005 and elected to a full term in 2007.
Cawley ran for re-election as Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor in 2014, teaming up for the second time with Governor Tom Corbett (R). Cawley stated, "If Tom Corbett would have me on the ticket, I'd be proud and honored to run with him for a second term." Cawley was unopposed for renomination in the Republican primary. He and Corbett were defeated for re-election in the November 4 general election by the Democratic ticket of Tom Wolf and Mike Stack.
|Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 2014|
|Democratic||Tom Wolf/Mike Stack||54.9%||1,920,355|
|Republican||Tom Corbett/Jim Cawley Incumbent||45.1%||1,575,511|
|Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.|
Cawley overcame eight opponents in the May 18 primary. He ran on the Republican ticket with Tom Corbett in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating Democrats Dan Onorato and running mate Scott Conklin with 54.5 percent of the total vote.
- 2010 General Election
|Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 2010|
|Republican||Tom Corbett/Jim Cawley||54.5%||2,172,763|
|Democratic||Dan Onorato/H. Scott Conklin||45.5%||1,814,788|
|Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State|
- 2010 Primary Election
- Cawley defeated eight opponents to win the Republican primary on May 18, 2010.
|Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor, Republican primary, 2010|
|Jean Craige Pepper||8.4%||67,219|
|Stephen A. Urban||4.5%||35,970|
|Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.|
Comprehensive donor information for Cawley is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Cawley raised a total of $1,148,171 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 13, 2013.
|Jim Cawley's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||PA Lieutenant Governor||$323,590|
|2010||PA Lieutenant Governor||$664,367|
|2000||PA House of Representatives||$160,214|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,148,171|
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|Jim Cawley's Campaign Contributions|
Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$82,008 (Democrat)|
|Top 5 contributors||Pennsylvania Republican Party||$69,646|
|Senate Republican Campaign Committee of Pennsylvania||$50,000|
|Friends of Joe Scarnati||$50,000|
|Pennsylvania Future Fund||$45,350|
|Tom Corbett for Governor||$33,372|
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Joe Scarnati (R)
|Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
2011 - 2015
| Succeeded by|
Mike Stack (D)