John Eichelberger

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John Eichelberger
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 30
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2014
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University, 1985
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 1, 1958
Place of birthAltoona, PA
ProfessionPresident/Insurance Agent, Complete Insurance Services, Inc.
ReligionChurch of the Brethren
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John H. Eichelberger Jr. (b. September 1, 1958) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Eichelberger has served as a County Commissioner for Blair County since 1996.

Biography

Eichelberger earned his B.A. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1985. His professional experience includes owning and working at his Insurance Agency when the Senate chamber in not in session.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government, Chair
Banking & Insurance, Vice Chair
Communications & Technology
Finance
Judiciary
Transportation
Local Government Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate 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 John Eichelberger was unopposed in the Republican primary. Eichelberger is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2010

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

Eichelberger won re-election to District 30 of the Pennsylvania State Senate. He was unopposed in the May 18 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[3]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Eichelberger (R) 67,457

2006

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Eichelberger was elected to District 30 of the Pennsylvania State Senate. Eichelberger defeated Greg Morris (D) in the general election.[4]

Eichelberger raised $1,041,793 for this campaign.[5]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png EICHELBERGER, JOHN H. JR (R) 45,607
MORRIS, GREG (D) 27,106

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for John Eichelberger is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, John Eichelberger raised a total of $558,579 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[6]

John Eichelberger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 30 Not up for election $35,814
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 30 Won $33,217
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 30 Not up for election $49,445
2006 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 30 Won $440,103
Grand Total Raised $558,579

2012

John Eichelberger was not up for election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, John Eichelberger raised a total of $35,814.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Eichelberger's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association$2,000
Long, Jerry F$2,000
Skuba, William C$1,000
Ppl Corp$1,000
Detwiler Jr, Paul I$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$35,814
Source:Follow the Money

2010

John Eichelberger won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, John Eichelberger raised a total of $33,217.

2006

Eichelberger raised $440,103 during the 2006 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Todd Eichelberger $63,012
Robert Guzzardi $58,213
Scranton 2006 $50,000
Glen and Diane Meakem $45,000
R. M. Scaife $20,000
Friends of John Perzel $10,000
Fund for Pennsylvanians' Priorities $10,000
Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania Chairman's Fund $5,000
17th St. Logan Partnership LP $5,000
Sandra and Thomas Usher $5,000
Gerald and Heather Harrington $5,000

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.

Controversies

Eichelberger was the center of controversial statements made in a debate between him and another state senator. The issue of gay marriage arose, to which Eichelberger stated that the government "allows" same-sex couples "to exist." Shortly afterwards, 30 people representing multiple gender-based groups made their way to Eichelberger's office expecting an apology.

The controversy stemmed during a time where Eichelberger was sponsoring a Constitutional amendment to redefine marriage as only between a man and a woman. According to Eichelberger, when asked for an apology:"I think you know my answer to that."[8]

Personal

Eichelberger is married to his wife, Charlotte. They have one child and reside in Blair Township, PA

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