Patrick Harkins

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Patrick Harkins
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Pennsylvania State House District 1
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday12/22/1963
Place of birthErie, PA
ProfessionDriver, United Parcel Service
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Patrick J. Harkins (b. December 22, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Harkins served as an Elections Judge from 1982 to 1987. He then served as a Committeeman from 1991 to 2006.

Biography

Harkins received his diploma from Tech Memorial High School in 1982 and attended Mercy Hurst College in 1983 and Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College from 1984 to 1987. His professional experience includes working as a driver for the United Parcel Service.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Labor & Industry
Local Government
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Harkins 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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Patrick Harkins was unopposed in the Democratic primary. William Edward Crotty was removed from the ballot on March 27, 2014. Harkins is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Harkins ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 1. Harkins ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Harkins Incumbent 100% 16,970
Total Votes 16,970

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harkins won re-election to District 1 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 1
Candidates Votes Percent
Patrick J. Harkins (D) Green check mark transparent.png 10,645 100.00%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Harkins won re-election to District 1 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He ran unopposed and received 18,582 votes.[7]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 1
Candidates Votes Percent
Patrick J. Harkins (D) Green check mark transparent.png 18,582 100.00%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Patrick Harkins is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Patrick Harkins raised a total of $64,415 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.[8]

Patrick Harkins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 1 Won $11,200
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 1 Won $11,865
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 1 Won $9,925
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 1 Won $31,425
Grand Total Raised $64,415

2012

Patrick Harkins won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Patrick Harkins raised a total of $11,200.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Patrick Harkins's campaign in 2012
UPS$1,500
Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists$500
National Fuel Gas$500
Abbott Laboratories$500
Pugliese Associates$500
Total Raised in 2012$11,200
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Harkins raised $11,865 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Education Association $1250
UPS $500
General Electric $500
Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology $500
Teamsters Joint Council 40 $500
Pennsylvania Bar Association $500
Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists $500

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.

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

Harkins and his wife, Michelle, have three children.

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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 1
2007–present
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