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Joseph Preston, Jr
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Pennsylvania State House District 24
Incumbent
In office
1983 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pittsburgh
Personal
Birthday05/28/1947
Place of birthVandergrift, PA
ReligionBaptist
CandidateVerification
Joseph Preston, Jr. (b. May 28, 1947) is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 24 from 1983 to 2013.

Preston earned his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Preston has worked in the following positions: Personnel Analyst for Jones and Laughlin Steel, Commercial and Industrial Salesman, Personnel Administrator for the City of Pittsburgh, and Organization Analyst for Allegheny County.

PoliticsPA has named the District 24 Democratic primary one of Pennsylvania's top ten most interesting legislative primaries in 2012.[1] Preston was defeated in the primary by Edward Gainey.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Debates

2012

On April 20, Gainey and incumbent Joseph Preston, Jr. (D) took part in a debate sponsored by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania. Coverage of the debate can be found here.

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Preston ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 24. Preston was defeated by Edward Gainey in the Democratic primary on April 24. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Gainey 65.7% 4,687
Joseph Preston, Jr. Incumbent 34.3% 2,442
Total Votes 7,129

Petition challenges

On March 20, Democratic candidates Todd Koger and William Anderson were disqualified after a petition challenge by candidate Edward Gainey (D). Gainey also challenged Preston's petitions. A number of Preston's signatures were thrown out (some as forgeries), but enough valid signatures remained for Preston to keep his place on the ballot.[5]

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Preston won re-election to the 24th District seat in 2010. He won the primary election, receiving 4,702 votes while his opponents William Anderson and Todd Elliott Koger received 1,368 and 1,096 votes respectively. Preston faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 24
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Preston, Jr. (D) 14,405 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Preston won re-election to the 24th District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, receiving 26,342 votes running unopposed.[7]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 24
Candidates Votes Percent
Joseph Preston, Jr. (D) Green check mark transparent.png 26,342 100.0%

Campaign donors

2010

Preston raised $68,399 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Firstenergy Corp $7,000
Ppl Corp $4,500
Peco Energy $4,000
Pennsylvania Education Association $2,000
Comcast $2,000
Obrien, Morgan K $2,000
Campolongo, James D $2,000

Personal

Preston and his wife, Odelfa, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 24
1983–2013
Succeeded by
Edward Gainey (D)