John Wozniak

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John Wozniak
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 35
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1981-1996
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, 1978
Personal
BirthdayMarch 21, 1956
Place of birthFort Knox, KY
ReligionOrthodox
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John N. Wozniak (b. March 21, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Wozinak served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1981 to 1996. Wozniak is considering a run for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor in 2014.[1]

Biography

Wozniak earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1978.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation, Minority Chair
Appropriations
Finance
Intergovernmental Operations
Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Vice Chair
Legislative Budget and Finance
Local Government Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Wozniak considered a run for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor in 2014 but did not run.[1]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Wozniak ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 35. Wozniak ran unchallenged in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Timothy Houser (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Wozniak Incumbent 51% 46,637
     Republican Timothy Houser 49% 44,844
Total Votes 91,481

2008

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Wozniak was re-elected to District 35 of the Pennsylvania State Senate. Wozniak defeated Joseph Veranese (R) in the general election.[4]

Wozniak raised $61,091 for this campaign.[5]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 35
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png WOZNIAK, JOHN N. (D) 65,281
VERANESE, JOSEPH W. (R) 33,959

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for John Wozniak is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, John Wozniak raised a total of $589,970 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[6]

John Wozniak's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 35 Won $250,905
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 35 Not up for election $52,243
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 35 Won $61,091
2006 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 35 Not up for election $40,992
2004 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 35 Won $69,555
2002 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 35 Not up for election $50,260
2000 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 35 Won $64,924
Grand Total Raised $589,970

2012

John Wozniak won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, John Wozniak raised a total of $250,905.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Wozniak's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Democratic Party$36,000
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte$16,150
Pennsylvania State Education Association$13,500
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$9,500
Citizens for Hughes$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$250,905
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Wozniak raised $61,091 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Association for Justice $4,000
Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists $3,000
Jay Costa for State Senate $2,500
Pennsylvania State Education Association $2,400
Altria $2,000
Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council $1,800
Pennsylvania Bankers Association $1,600
Mancke, Wagner, Spreha & McQuillan $1,600
Comcast $1,500
S.R. Wojdak & Associates $1,300

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

Wozniak is married to his wife, Vanessa. They have two children and reside in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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