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Joe Emrick
Pennsylvania State House District 137
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLycoming College, 1993
Master'sKutztown University, 1999
Office website
Joe Emrick is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 137. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Emrick has served on the Board of Supervisors for the Upper Nazareth Township where he eventually became chairman.


Emrick earned his Bachelor's Degree in History and Secondary Education from Lycoming College and his Master's Degree in Education from Kutztown University. His professional experience includes working as a teacher in the Stroudsburg and Pleasant Valley school districts before teaching in the Lower Moreland School District for the next 14 years.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Game & Fisheries
Human Services


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



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Joe Emrick is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Emrick ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 137. Emrick ran unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Joseph Capozzolo in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 137, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Emrick Incumbent 61.4% 19,378
     Democratic Joseph Capozzolo 38.6% 12,200
Total Votes 31,578


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Emrick defeated Donald Albanese in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Charles Dertinger in the November 2 general election.[4]

Pennsylvania State House, District 137
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Joe Emrick (R) 13,593 62.0%
Charles Dertinger (D) 8,320 38.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Joe Emrick is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Joe Emrick raised a total of $425,559 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[5]

Joe Emrick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 137 Won $162,217
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 137 Won $226,308
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 137 Defeated $37,034
Grand Total Raised $425,559


Joe Emrick won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Joe Emrick raised a total of $162,217.


In 2010, Emrick raised a total of $226,308 in campaign funds.[6] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $88,880
Republican Party of Pennsylvania $45,055
Pennsylvania Republican Party 13,672
GO PAC Pennsylvania $10,000


Emrick and his wife Christine live in Upper Nazareth Township with their two children, Olivia and Zoey.[7]

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Preceded by
Richard Grucela (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 137
Succeeded by