Paul Clymer

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Paul Clymer
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Pennsylvania State House District 145
Incumbent
In office
1981 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 33
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1980
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMuhlenberg College, 1959
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1960-1962
Service branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1962-1964
Personal
Birthday07/08/1937
Place of birthSellersville, PA
Websites
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Paul I. Clymer (b. July 8, 1937) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 145. He was first elected to the chamber in 1980.

Clymer is not running for re-election to the House in 2014.[1]

Biography

Clymer earned his B.A. in Economics from Muhlenberg College in 1959. His professional experience includes working as a Credit Manager for Lankenau Hospital. Clymer served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1962. He then served in the United States Army Reserve from 1962 to 1964.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Gaming Oversight
Capitol Preservation, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

State gambling

In November 2013, the state House approved a gambling expansion bill by a vote of 102-96. The bill would allow Pennsylvania bars and taverns to conduct “small scale gambling” such as raffles and drawings for cash prizes. A similar bill was approved by the Senate in October 2013, but the House-passed bill must be agreed to before the measure becomes law. Republican proponents of the bill say the state could raise almost $156 million annually in tax revenue if as many as 2,000 bars and taverns accept it. Clymer opposed the legislation, saying the bill would not produce the promised revenue and would hurt Pennsylvania families.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Clymer ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 145. Clymer ran unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Mary Whitesell (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Clymer Incumbent 64.7% 19,692
     Democratic Mary Whitesell 35.3% 10,739
Total Votes 30,431

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Clymer won re-election to District 145 in 2010. He was unopposed in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Mary Whitesell, Charles Moyer (G) and Independent Julie Fagan in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 145
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Clymer (R) 14,470 65.6%
Mary Whitesell (D) 6,559 29.7%
Charles Moyer (G) 595 2.7%
Julie Fagan (I) 440 2.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Clymer won re-election to District 145 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 19,148 votes, defeating Democrat Tom Peterson (12,527).[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145
Candidates Votes Percent
Paul I. Clymer (R) Green check mark transparent.png 19,148 60.5%
Tom Peterson (D) 12,527 39.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Paul Clymer is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Paul Clymer raised a total of $292,410 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[7]

Paul Clymer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145 Won $36,493
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145 Won $42,018
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145 Won $58,283
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145 Won $34,147
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145 Won $33,542
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145 Won $41,500
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145 Won $25,347
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145 Won $21,080
Grand Total Raised $292,410

2012

Paul Clymer won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Paul Clymer raised a total of $36,493.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Clymer's campaign in 2012
Ppl Corp$1,350
Pennsylvania Association of Realtors$1,036
Pennsylvania Medical Society$1,000
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry$756
Pennsylvania Associated Builders & Contractors$756
Total Raised in 2012$36,493
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Clymer received $42,018 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Clymer's campaign in 2010
Diseroad, Fred & Marie$2,500
Friends Of Jimc Awley$2,000
PPL Corp$1,150
Kilhefner, Gerald J$1,100
Pennsylvania State Troopers Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $42,018

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.

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