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Justin Simmons

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Justin Simmons
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Pennsylvania State House District 131
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPolitical Science, St. Joseph's University, 2008
Personal
BirthdayAugust 26, 1986
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Justin J. Simmons (b. August 26, 1986) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 131. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

In the May 18, 2010 primary, Simmons bested incumbent Karen Beyer. Beyer was the only incumbent Republican to lose a primary challenge in the May 18 elections.[1]

Biography

Simmons earned his B.A. in Political Science from St. Joseph's University in 2008. His professional experience includes working as a legislative aide for State Senators Rob Wonderling and Bob Mensch. He has also been active in the local Republican Party, serving as a committeeman for Leigh County and president of the Leigh Valley Young Republicans.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Health, Secretary
Insurance
State Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Simmons 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 Justin Simmons is unopposed in the Republican primary, while Michael William Beyer is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[3]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Simmons ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 131. Simmons ran unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Kevin Deely (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 131, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJustin Simmons Incumbent 50.8% 14,301
     Democratic Kevin Deely 49.2% 13,872
Total Votes 28,173

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Simmons won election to District 131 in 2010. He defeated incumbent Karen Beyer 54.7-45.3% in the May 18, 2010 Republican primary.[6] Beyer was seeking her fourth term. Simmons defeated Democrat Mike Horton in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

District 131, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (Primary)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Justin Simmons 2,238 54.7%
Karen Beyer 1,853 45.3%
Pennsylvania State House, District 131
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Justin Simmons (R) 10,769 56.9%
Mike Horton (D) 8,156 43.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Justin Simmons is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Justin Simmons raised a total of $572,975 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[8]

Justin Simmons's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 131 Won $338,054
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 131 Won $234,921
Grand Total Raised $572,975

2012

Justin Simmons won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Justin Simmons raised a total of $338,054.

2010

In 2010, Simmons raised a total of $234,921 in campaign funds.[9] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $47,569
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $39,842
House Republican Campaign Cmte $13,000
Students First $7,500

Personal

Simmons is married to his wife, Erica.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karen Beyer (R)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 131
2011–present
Succeeded by
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