Michael Gerber

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Michael Gerber
Pennsylvania State House District 148
In office
2005 - 2013
Base salary79,613/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania, 1995
J.D.Villanova University School of Law, 2000
Michael Gerber is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 148 from 2005 to 2013.

Gerber earned his B.A. in American History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. He went on to receive his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2000.

After earning his law degree, Gerber began working as an attorney. He has also worked as a Law Clerk for the United States Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Pennsyvlvania's Criminal Prosecution Division. He has worked for Governor Ed Rendell's Transition Team as Legal Counsel as well.

Committee assignments



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gerber ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 148. Gerber ran unopposed in the primary on April 24, 2012, but no longer appears on the list of general election candidates. [1][2]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gerber won re-election to the 148th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Republican Matt Maguire in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Pennsylvania State House, District 148
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Gerber (D) 16,876 62.0%
Matt Maguire (R) 10,367 38.1%


On November 4, 2008, Gerber won re-election to the 148th District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 24,532 votes, defeating Republican Matthew Maguire (12,281).[4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 148
Candidates Votes Percent
Mike Gerber (D) Green check mark transparent.png 24,532 66.6%
Matthew Maguire (R) 12,281 33.4%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Gerber received $451,779 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Gerber's campaign in 2010
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association$50,000
Pennsylvania Education Association$26,000
Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check$20,250
Shoemaker, John P$20,000
Pennsylvania Democratic Party$11,640
Total Raised in 2010 $451,779


Gerber and his wife, Jessica, have three children.

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Preceded by
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 148
Succeeded by
Mary Jo Daley (D)