Matthew Baker

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Matthew Baker
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Pennsylvania State House District 68
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sElmira College, 1988
Associate'sCorning Community College, 1979
Personal
Birthday01/24/1957
Place of birthBuffalo, NY
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Matthew E. Baker (b. January 24, 1957) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 68. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Biography

Baker earned his A.A.S. from Corning Community College in 1979 and his B.S. from Elmira College in 1988. His professional experience includes working for Spencer, Gleason and Hebe Law Firm from 1979 to 1992 and as a District Legislative Aide for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Health, Chair
Human Services
Rules
Capitol Preservation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Baker 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Matthew Baker was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Jonathan Ruth was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Baker and Ruth will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Baker ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 68. Baker ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Baker Incumbent 100% 22,598
Total Votes 22,598

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Baker ran for re-election to District 68 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 68
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Baker (R) 16,204 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Baker won re-election to District 68 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 24,411 votes while running unopposed.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 68
Candidates Votes Percent
Matthew E. Baker (D/R) Green check mark transparent.png 24,411 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Matthew Baker is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Matthew Baker raised a total of $398,335 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[7]

Matthew Baker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 68 Won $83,438
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 68 Won $74,381
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 68 Won $56,905
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 68 Won $42,093
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 68 Won $37,409
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 68 Won $35,428
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 68 Won $18,681
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 68 Won $50,000
Grand Total Raised $398,335

2012

Matthew Baker won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Matthew Baker raised a total of $83,438.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matthew Baker's campaign in 2012
Astrazeneca$5,000
Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists$2,500
Fox Chase Cancer Center$2,500
Ppl Corp$2,000
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$83,438
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Matthew Baker won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Matthew Baker raised a total of $74,381.

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

Baker has a wife, Brenda.

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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 68
1993–present
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