Mark Purcell

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Mark Purcell
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Candidate for
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 20
PartyDemocratic
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Mark Purcell was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 20 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign themes

Purcell's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

My platform

  • "I will work with both Republicans and Democrats to pass legislation that will eliminate the unfair, outdated, and inequitable property tax system in Pennsylvania."
  • "I will sign on to and support HB-1660 a comprehensive Healthcare Bill that will save governments and school districts across Pennsylvania billions in tax dollars, taking the Highmarks, and UPMCs out of the picture."
  • "I will propose legislation that will force state agencies to clean up their waste, saving taxpayers over $6.64 billion dollars every four years according to the Auditor General’s office audits."
  • "Under Pennsylvania lies a gold mine of natural resources, including the second largest natural gas deposit in the world. Pennsylvania needs to follow the lead of Qatar, a small country that has the largest shale gas deposit in the world which does its own drilling, and uses the profits for its people."
  • "The gridlock in Harrisburg and our national politics has a profound negative effect on all of us. We need to move away from partisan politics and move towards conversation and cooperation. I will work with both Democrats and Republicans for the good of Pennsylvania and its citizens."
  • "The engine that drives bad government in Pennsylvania is lifetime career politicians at all levels of government. I will propose and work with both sides of the aisle to impose term limits. Two 4 year terms and you are done, both at the state and local levels just like the Governor."
  • "I support HB-1776, the Property Tax Independence Act, which will finally end the reassessment mess and ensure our schools receive funding without forcing any more burdens on our seniors and property owners."

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Purcell ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 20. Purcell and David Schuilenburg were defeated by incumbent Robert Matzie in the April 24 Democratic primary.[2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 20 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Matzie Incumbent 56.2% 3,332
David Schuilenburg 7.9% 468
Mark Purcell 35.9% 2,124
Total Votes 5,924

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