Margo Davidson

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Margo Davidson
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Pennsylvania State House District 164
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTemple University
Personal
ProfessionBroadcast Journalist, Non-Profit Manager
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Margo L. Davidson is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 164. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Davidson earned her bachelor's degree in Communications from Temple University. Her professional experience includes working as a radio broadcaster and the founder of two non-profit organizations, one whose goal is to help grow small businesses and the other to protect children and families.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce
Finance
Tourism & Recreational Development

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Margo Davidson defeated Billy Smith and Dafan Zhang in the Democratic primary, while Mohammad Saud Siddiqui was unopposed in the Republican primary. Davidson and Siddiqui will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Davidson ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 164. Davidson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Earl Toole (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 164, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMargo Davidson Incumbent 66.6% 17,240
     Republican Earl Toole 33.4% 8,649
Total Votes 25,889

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Davidson ran in the 2010 election for Pennsylvania House District 164. Davidson was unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Maureen Carey in the November 2 general election.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 164
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Margo Davidson (D) 10,083 53.7%
Maureen Carey (R) 8,711 46.4%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Margo Davidson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Margo Davidson raised a total of $259,558 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[6]

Margo Davidson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 164 Won $104,730
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 164 Won $154,828
Grand Total Raised $259,558

2012

Margo Davidson won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Margo Davidson raised a total of $104,730.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Margo Davidson's campaign in 2012
Students First$37,000
Democrats for Education Reform$10,000
Steamfitters Local 420$5,200
Friends of Frank Dermody$3,500
Bob Brady for Congress$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$104,730
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Davidson raised a total of $154,828 in campaign funds.[7] Her top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania State Education Association $25,000
Citizens to Elect Dwight Evans for State Representative $19,500
Williams for Senate $16,000
Pennsylvania Education Association $14,000

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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

Davidson and her husband, Robert, have four sons and three grandsons.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mario Civera, Jr. (R)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 164
2011–present
Succeeded by
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