Mark Cohen

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Mark Cohen
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Pennsylvania State House District 202
Incumbent
In office
1974 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 40
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 21, 1974
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolCentral High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania, 1970
Master'sLebanon Valley College, 2000
J.D.Widener School of Law, 1993
Personal
Birthday06/04/1949
Place of birthNew York City, NY
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark B. Cohen (b. June 4, 1949) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 202. He was first elected to the chamber after he won a special election on May 21, 1974. He currently serves as Majority Caucus Leader. He previously served as Democratic Majority Whip from 1993 to 1994 and as Majority Caucus Chairman from 2007-2010.

Biography

Cohen earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970, his J.D. from the Widener School of Law in 1993 and his M.B.A. from the Lebanon Valley College in 2000. He later attended Graduate Work at Temple University, Gratz College, and Pennsylvania State. [1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
State Government, Democratic Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

House

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 Mark Cohen defeated Jared Solomon in the Democratic primary. Cohen is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

Congress

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2014 or Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Cohen discussed potentially running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 13th District. Cohen terminated his campaign for Congress on August 14, 2013.[4]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cohen ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 202. Cohen defeated Numa St. Louis in the Democratic primary on April 24 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Cohen Incumbent 100% 21,832
Total Votes 21,832
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Cohen Incumbent 63.5% 3,597
Numa St. Louis 36.5% 2,064
Total Votes 5,661

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cohen won re-election to District 202 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Pennsylvania State House, District 202
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Cohen (D) 13,732 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Cohen won re-election to District 202 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 22,049 votes while running unopposed.[8]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 203
Candidates Votes Percent
Mark B. Cohen (D) Green check mark transparent.png 22,049 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mark Cohen is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Mark Cohen raised a total of $446,472 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[9]

Mark Cohen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202 Won $63,004
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202 Won $43,126
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202 Won $45,896
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202 Won $46,842
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202 Won $41,222
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202 Won $82,570
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202 Won $78,544
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 202 Won $45,268
Grand Total Raised $446,472

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Mark Cohen's reports.[10]

Mark Cohen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2013$0$1,000$(1,000)$0
Running totals
$1,000$(1,000)

2012

Mark Cohen won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mark Cohen raised a total of $63,004.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Cohen's campaign in 2012
Cohen, Mark B$13,100
Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers$12,500
Pennsylvania Democratic Party$9,774
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$3,000
Pennsylvanians for Representative Cohen$1,505
Total Raised in 2012$63,004
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Cohen received $43,126 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Cohen's campaign in 2010
Pennsylvania Association For Justice$4,500
Pennsylvania Education Association$2,500
Cohen, Mark B$1,975
Florence Cohen For Council$1,500
Fox Chase Cancer Center$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $43,126

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.
  • 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

Cohen and his wife, Mona, have one daughter.[1]

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