|Former candidate for|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 155|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Mayor of Downingtown|
|Bachelor's||West Chester University|
|Master's||University of Pennsylvania|
|Profession||Mayor of Downingtown|
The Pennsylvania House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of 19 seats, which amounts to 9.4 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 17 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were seven districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another 10 districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.
Maxwell is currently serving his second term as Mayor of Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
Maxwell earned his B.A. in political science from West Chester University and his master's in Public Administration from University of Pennsylvania.
Maxwell's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "We need to increase state funding for education, and work to bring innovative programs and modern technology to our classrooms. We also need to ensure that students have a safe environment in which to learn, and that no one is distracted from learning by bullies, be they adults or fellow students."
- Excerpt: "We need to be more aggressive in bringing new businesses to the district, and the first step is infrastructure. We need to fix our deteriorating roads and bridges. We need to extend SEPTA service to Coatesville and Parkesburg, and make our district the true terminus of the Paoli/Thorndale rail line."
- Stop Gun Violence
- Protect our Environment
- Support Women's Health
- Ensure Civil Rights for All
Maxwell believes that the state needs to restore funding cuts to education and states that he will "aggressively advocate for policies that create long-term economic growth in our region."
2014Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Harry Lewis, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Joshua Maxwell defeated Joshua Young in the Democratic primary. Lewis defeated Maxwell in the general election.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The Pennsylvania House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of 19 seats, which amounted to 9.4 percent of the chamber. District 74 in the House was identified by Ballotpedia and the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee as a battleground district that could determine control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) announced in July that District 74 was a part of the organization's "14 in ‘14 Races to Watch." The RLCC was expected to spend a large amount of money to influence the election. Samuel Smith (R), RLCC Chairman Speaker and Speaker of the House, expected Republicans to retain control of both chambers and pick up even more seats. In District 74, Harry Lewis, Jr. (R) defeated Joshua Maxwell (D) in the general election. Thomas Sankey (R), the current incumbent, ran for District 73.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 74 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Harry Lewis, Jr.||53.8%||8,236|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 74 Democratic Primary, 2014|
Maxwell ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 155. Maxwell ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and was defeated by Becky Corbin (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 155, General Election, 2012|
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- Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Pennsylvania State Legislature
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 74
- Official campaign website
- Josh Maxwell on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Follow the Money
- Facebook, "Josh Maxwell for State Representative," accessed May 7, 2014
- Joshmaxwell.com, "Issues," accessed May 7, 2014
- Joshmaxwell.com, "Issues," accessed October 12, 2012 (dead link)
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official primary results for May 20, 2014," accessed July 9, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Official Candidate Listing," accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 General Election," accessed December 5, 2014
- Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, "The RLCC's 2014 Path to Victory," July 11, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 9, 2012
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