John Gordner

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John Gordner
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Caucus Chair
2014-present
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedSeptember 8, 2003
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1992-2003
Education
Bachelor'sDickinson College, 1983
J.D.Dickinson School of Law, 1987
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 5, 1962
Place of birthBerwick, PA
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John R. Gordner (b. January 5, 1962) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on September 8, 2003. As of the 2014 session, he serves as Majority Caucus Chair.

Gordner served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1992 to 2003.

Biography

Gordner earned his bachelor's degree from Dickson College in 1983 and his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in 1987. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor & Industry, Chair
Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure, Vice Chair
Appropriations
Community, Economic & Recreational Development
Judiciary
Transportation
Capitol Preservation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Gordner ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 27. Gordner ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Gordner Incumbent 100% 75,667
Total Votes 75,667

2008

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Gordner was re-elected to Pennsylvania State Senate District 27. Gordner ran unopposed in the general election.[3]

Gordner raised $70,865 for this campaign in which he ran unopposed.[4]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png GORDNER, JOHN R. (R) 79,985

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for John Gordner is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, John Gordner raised a total of $935,852 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[5]

John Gordner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 27 Won $115,550
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $52,801
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 27 Won $70,865
2006 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $110,119
2004 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 27 Won $501,381
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 109 Won $32,797
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 109 Won $30,664
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 109 Won $21,675
Grand Total Raised $935,852

2012

John Gordner won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, John Gordner raised a total of $115,550.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Gordner's campaign in 2012
Dauphin County Republican Cmte$6,000
Ppl Corp$6,000
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society$5,000
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$2,500
Crisci Associates$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$115,550
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Gordner raised $70,865 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
PPL Corp. $3,000
Pennsylvania State Education Association $2,800
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society $2,000
Geisinger Health System $1,870
S.R. Wojdak & Associates $1,500
Crisci Associates $1,500
Triad Strategies $1,500
Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association $1,000
Pennsylvania Bar Association $1,000
Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties $1,000

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.

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

Gordner is married to his wife, Lori. They have two children and reside in Berwick, Pennsylvania.

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