Kerry Benninghoff

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Kerry Benninghoff
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Pennsylvania State House District 171
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday01/14/1962
Place of birthLebanon County, PA
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kerry A. Benninghoff (b. January 14, 1962) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 171. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Benninghoff attended Penn State University from 1980 to 1981. His professional experience includes working as a Carpenter for Frank Castamento Construction/self-employed from 1979 to 1989, for Mount Nittany Medical Centre as an Orderly from 1981 to 1989, as a Deputy Coroner from 1985 to 1991, as the Centre County Coroner from 1991 to 1996, as a Supervisor for Mount Nittany Medical Centre from 1992 to 1996 and for the Bellefonte Medical Arts Center.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Kerry Benninghoff was unopposed in the Republican primary. Benninghoff is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Benninghoff ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 171. Benninghoff ran unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Christopher Lee (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 171, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKerry Benninghoff Incumbent 65.1% 20,242
     Democratic Christopher Lee 34.9% 10,846
Total Votes 31,088

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Benninghoff won re-election to District 171 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 171
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kerry Benninghoff (R) 15,742 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Benninghoff won re-election to District 171 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 21,897 votes, defeating Joanne Tosti-Vasey (11,659).[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 171
Candidates Votes Percent
Kerry Benninghoff (R) Green check mark transparent.png 21,897 65.3%
Joanne Tosti-Vasey (D) 11,659 34.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kerry Benninghoff is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Kerry Benninghoff raised a total of $430,088 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[7]

Kerry Benninghoff's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 171 Won $48,177
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 171 Won $34,365
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 171 Won $93,264
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 171 Won $43,166
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 171 Won $76,132
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 171 Won $77,103
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 171 Won $28,032
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 171 Won $29,849
Grand Total Raised $430,088

2012

Kerry Benninghoff won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kerry Benninghoff raised a total of $48,177.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kerry Benninghoff's campaign in 2012
Friends of Jake Corman$5,000
Wal-Mart$2,000
Pennsylvania Bankers Association$1,550
Pennsylvania Medical Society$1,200
Pennsylvania Institute of Cpas$1,050
Total Raised in 2012$48,177
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Benninghoff received $34,365 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kerry Benninghoff's campaign in 2010
Pennsylvania Associated Builders & Contractors$1,000
Hawbaker, Daniel R$800
Pennsylvania Society Of Anesthesiologists$800
Penna Builders Assoc$700
Schleiden, Russell E$600
Total Raised in 2010 $34,365

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.

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

Benninghoff and his wife, Michele, have five children.

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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 170
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