Matthew Bradford

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Matthew Bradford
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Pennsylvania State House District 70
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVillanova University
J.D.Villanova University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Matthew D. Bradford is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 70. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Bradford earned his B.A. and J.D. from Villanova University. His professional experience includes working as the Municipal Administrator/Chief Executive Officer for Norristown Borough, as a solicitor for Montgomery County and as a litigation associate for Drinker Biddle. He currently works for the Municipal Law Firm.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Insurance, Democratic Secretary
Labor & Industry
Liquor Control
Joint Conservation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Matthew Bradford was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Joseph Prestia (R) withdrew from the race on March 26, 2014. Bradford was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bradford ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 70. Bradford ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and defeated Jim Phillips in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 70, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Bradford Incumbent 64.8% 20,663
     Republican Jim Phillips 35.2% 11,235
Total Votes 31,898

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bradford won re-election to District 70 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Republican Jay Moyer in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 70
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Bradford (D) 11,900 52.5%
Jay Moyer (R) 10,785 47.5%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Bradford won election to District 70 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 16,680 votes, defeating Republican Jay Moyer (15,781).[7]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 70
Candidates Votes Percent
Matthew D. Bradford (D) Green check mark transparent.png 16,680 51.4%
Jay R. Moyer (R) 15,781 48.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Matthew Bradford is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Matthew Bradford raised a total of $1,023,857 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[8]

Matthew Bradford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 70 Won $251,445
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 70 Won $264,376
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 70 Won $508,036
Grand Total Raised $1,023,857

2012

Matthew Bradford won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Matthew Bradford raised a total of $251,445.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matthew Bradford's campaign in 2012
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$35,500
Pennsylvania Democratic Party$27,700
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$9,250
Pennsylvania State Education Association$9,250
Silberman, Mark S$6,000
Total Raised in 2012$251,445
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Matthew Bradford won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Matthew Bradford raised a total of $264,376.

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 was in session from January 7 through November 12.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.

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

Bradford and his wife, Renee, have three children.

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Political offices
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 70
2009–present
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