|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 146|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Tax collector, Limerick Township|
|High school||Pottsgrove High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Pennsylvania, B.S. (Electrical engineering)|
|J.D.||University of Pennsylvania|
Painter earned his B.S. in Electric Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Painter served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture & Rural Affairs|
|• Human Services|
|• Local Government|
Painter's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Mark supports restoring the $1 billion in state education funding that was cut under Gov. Corbett and the Republican legislature. He supports making sure gas drillers pay their fair share, as well as closing the Delaware tax loophole in order to properly fund education."
- Excerpt: "Mark supports common sense regulations on natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania that will protect our air, water, and public health for future generations. Mark also supports ensuring natural gas drillers pay their fair share in Pennsylvania, as they do in other states, and that taxpayers are not left on the hook for the environmental costs."
Jobs & Economy
- Excerpt: "Mark supports using our state tax money wisely to invest in education to train for new, innovative industries. He also supports growing good paying jobs that can sustain families and build communities in the long term."
Property Tax Reform
- Excerpt: "In addition to restoring state education funding to schools, Mark supports comprehensive property tax reform. He has co-sponsored and voted for the Property Tax Independence Act which would eliminate property taxes entirely."
- Excerpt: "Mark supports a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions and has opposed Harrisburg’s attacks to prevent women from getting the best care possible. Mark will protect and expand women’s health options and ensure that they have the healthcare information and services they need."
Painter's website highlighted the following themes:
Painter supports property tax relief, increased state funding for education and reduced red tape regarding taxes. On the issue of fracking, he states that he will, "advocate for close monitoring of groundwater contamination and other environmental risks, and support the creation of industry-funded reserves to protect the taxpayer from bearing the cleanup costs when problems are uncovered."
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania 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. Incumbent Mark Painter was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Thomas Quigley defeated Harvey Friedland in the Republican primary. Painter was defeated by Quigley in the general election.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 146 Republican Primary, 2014|
Painter ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 146. Painter ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated incumbent Thomas Quigley (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 146, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Thomas Quigley Incumbent||49.6%||14,680|
|Pennsylvania State House, District 146|
|Thomas Quigley (R)||11,060||56.2%|
|Mark Painter (D)||8,625||43.8%|
Comprehensive donor information for Mark Painter is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Mark Painter raised a total of $362,606 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.
|Mark Painter's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 146||$87,374|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 146||$275,232|
|Grand Total Raised||$362,606|
2012Mark Painter won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mark Painter raised a total of $87,374.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark Painter's campaign in 2012|
|Pennsylvania Democratic Party||$34,251|
|Hector, Robert W||$3,000|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||$2,500|
|Laborers District Council||$2,500|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$87,374|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money
- Painter 2014, "Mark on the Issues," accessed September 11, 2014
- Painter2012.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, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 9, 2012
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 2, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Painter, Mark," accessed September 18, 2013
Thomas Quigley (R)
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