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John Maher

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John Maher
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Pennsylvania State House District 40
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
November, 30 2012
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDuke University
Personal
ProfessionCertified public accountant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Maher is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Maher earned his A.B. in Management Sciences/Accounting from Duke University. He then attended scholarship studies at Oxford University and fellowship studies at the Australian Graduate School of Management. His professional experience includes working as a certified public accountant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Chair
Professional Licensure

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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 John Maher is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Maher ran for Pennsylvania Auditor and re-election to the House in 2012. He defeated John Pinto in the April 24 Republican primary for Auditor[2] and was unopposed in his re-election bid for the House. Maher lost the general election for Auditor to Eugene DePasquale (D) on November 6, 2012.[3]

If elected as auditor, Maher said he would focus on uncovering waste, fraud and corruption. In the primary, Maher stressed the fact that he is a CPA, while Pinto, his opponent in the Republican primary, is not. “It’s clear to me that the state is in fiscal trouble. And it’s clear to me that the state deserves an auditor as auditor general,” Maher said.[4]

Maher was re-elected to his district 40 House seat in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Maher Incumbent 100% 28,402
Total Votes 28,402
Pennsylvania Auditor General General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEugene DePasquale 49.7% 2,729,565
     Republican John Maher 46.4% 2,548,767
     Libertarian Betsy Summers 3.8% 210,786
Total Votes 5,489,118
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.


  • Primary
    • Maher won the Republican primary nomination for the 2012 state auditor general election with 66.1% of the vote.
Pennsylvania Auditor - Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Maher 66% 453,343
Frank Pinto 34% 233,372
Total Votes 686,715


2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Maher won re-election to District 40 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 40
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png John Maher (R) 21,808 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 4, 2008, Maher won re-election to District 40 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 28,753 votes while running unopposed.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 40
Candidates Votes Percent


John Maher Green check mark transparent.png 28,753 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for John Maher is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, John Maher raised a total of $582,733 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.[7]

John Maher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 40 Won $44,275
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 40 Won $76,271
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 40 Won $77,902
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 40 Won $47,234
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 40 Won $117,593
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 40 Won $58,721
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 40 Won $9,300
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 40 Won $151,437
Grand Total Raised $582,733

2012

State legislature

Maher won re-election to the position of Pennsylvania Representative, District 40 in 2012. During that election cycle, Maher raised a total of $44,275.

Auditor

Maher lost the election to the position of Pennsylvania Auditor in 2012. During that election cycle, Maher raised a total of $824,030.

2010

John Maher won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, John Maher raised a total of $76,271.

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