Jim Ferlo

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Jim Ferlo
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 38
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2014
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Council Member, City of Pittsburgh
1988-2003
Personal
BirthdayJune 19, 1951
Place of birthRome, NY
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jim Ferlo (b. June 19, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Before being a Senator, Ferlo served as a full-time member of the Pittsburgh City Council from 1988 to 2003.

Ferlo is not running for re-election to the Senate in 2014.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Law & Justice, Minority Chair
Appropriations, Minority Vice Chair
Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure
Environmental Resources & Energy

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

Ferlo won re-election to District 38 of the Pennsylvania State Senate. He was unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[2]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 38
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Ferlo (D) 54,012

2006

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Ferlo was re-elected to District 38 of the Pennsylvania State Senate. Ferlo defeated Joseph Murphy (CST) in the general election.[3]

Ferlo raised $182,115 for this campaign.[4]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 38
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png FERLO, JIM (D) 57,195
MURPHY, JOSEPH (CST) 10,718

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jim Ferlo is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Jim Ferlo raised a total of $780,270 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[5]

Jim Ferlo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 38 Not up for election $69,100
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 38 Won $128,370
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 38 Not up for election $148,583
2006 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 38 Won $182,115
2004 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 38 Not up for election $103,100
2002 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 38 Won $149,002
Grand Total Raised $780,270

2012

Jim Ferlo was not up for election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jim Ferlo raised a total of $69,100.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Ferlo's campaign in 2012
Logan for Senate$3,000
Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists$2,000
Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania$1,750
Pennsylvania State Education Association$1,500
Caputo, Louis$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$69,100
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jim Ferlo won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Jim Ferlo raised a total of $128,370.

2006

Ferlo raised $182,115 during the 2006 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association $6,500
Western Pennsylvania Laborers $3,800
AFSCME Council 13 $3,400
Gerald Janusz $2,825
Electrical Workers Local 5 $2,650
Charles Hammel III $2,500
Pennsylvania Builders Association $2,325
Operating Engineers Local 66 $2,000
Western Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters $1,600
Richard Simmons $1,500

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.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on bills related to reproductive freedom and family planning.

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

John is married to Vanessa Wozinak. They have two children and reside in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania State Senate District 38
2003–present
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