Pennsylvania 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Pennsylvania State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Pennsylvania State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Pennsylvania State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 20 20
     Republican Party 30 30
Total 50 50


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • 25 of Pennsylvania's 50 senate districts were up for election in 2010.
  • There were 23 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. No incumbents lost, and all 23 incumbents were re-elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate.
  • There will be 3 new senators sworn-in. Of those 14, all 3 are Democrats.
  • Of the 25 seats up for election, 10 were won by Democrats and 15 by Republicans.
  • 9 candidates were unopposed, 4 Democrats and 5 Republicans.
  • Only 3 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Jake Corman was first elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1998

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Pennsylvania, 3 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 22 incumbents (88.0%) ran for re-election. Of these 22 incumbents, none were defeated.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Pennsylvania, 3 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 3, all 3 are Democrats. In the 3 open seat contests, Democrats won all 3. In total, Pennsylvania elected 25 senators, 15 Republicans and 10 Democrats.

Wayne Fontana was first elected to the senate in 2005. He was re-elected in 2010.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Pennsylvania State Senate:

Democratic

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Michael Brubaker was first elected to the senate in 2006. He was re-elected in 2010.

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Pennsylvania, 9 candidates (36.0% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 9, 4 were Democrats and 5 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Pennsylvania, 3 (6.8%) of the 44 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Pennsylvania State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 104 91
     Republican Party 98 112
     Vacancy 1 -
Total 203 203


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • 1 Republican incumbent lost in the general election, while 11 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 29 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 29, 8 are Democrats and 21 are Republicans
  • Of the 203 seats up for election, 91 were won by Democrats and 112 by Republicans.
  • 80 candidates were unopposed, 37 Democrats and 43 Republicans.
  • 27 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Pennsylvania, 185 (91.1%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 185, 12 incumbent representatives were defeated. 1 Republican incumbent lost in the general election, while 11 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Adam Ravenstahl
  2. Angel Cruz
  3. Anthony DeLuca, Pennsylvania Representative
  4. Babette Josephs
  5. Barbara McIlvaine Smith
  6. Bernard O'Neill
  7. Bradley Roae
  8. Brendan Boyle
  9. Brian Ellis (Pennsylvania)
  10. Bryan Barbin
  11. Bryan Cutler
  12. C. Adam Harris
  13. Camille George
  14. Carl Metzgar
  15. Catherine Harper
  16. Chelsa Wagner
  17. Cherelle Parker
  18. Chris Ross
  19. Chris Sainato
  20. Curt Schroder
  21. Curtis Sonney
  22. Dan Frankel
  23. Dan Moul
  24. Daniel Deasy, Jr.
  25. Dante Santoni, Jr.
  26. Daryl Metcalfe
  27. Dave Reed
  28. David Hickernell
  29. David Kessler
  30. David Levdansky
  31. David Millard
  32. Deberah Kula
  33. Dennis O'Brien
  34. Dick Hess
  35. Dominic Costa
  36. Donna Oberlander
  37. Douglas Reichley
  38. Duane Milne
  39. Dwight Evans
  40. Eddie Day Pashinski
  41. Edward Staback
  42. Eugene DePasquale
  43. Florindo Fabrizio
  44. Frank Burns
  45. Frank Dermody
  46. Frank Farry
  47. Garth Everett
  48. Gary Day
  49. Gary Haluska
  50. Gene DiGirolamo
  51. Glen Grell
  52. Gordon Denlinger
  53. Gregory Vitali
  54. H. Scott Conklin
  55. Harry Readshaw, III
  56. Jake Wheatley, Jr.
  57. James Casorio, Jr.
  58. James Roebuck, Jr.
  59. Jaret Gibbons
  60. Jeffrey Pyle
  61. Jennifer Mann
  62. Jerry Knowles
  63. Jerry Stern
  64. Jesse White (Pennsylvania)
  65. Jewell Williams
  66. Jim Christiana
  67. Jim Cox
  68. Jim Marshall
  69. John Bear
  70. John Evans
  71. John Galloway
  72. John Hornaman
  73. John Maher
  74. John Myers
  75. John Pallone
  76. John Payne
  77. John Perzel
  78. John Sabatina, Jr.
  79. John Siptroth
  80. John Taylor
  81. Joseph Brennan
  82. Joseph Markosek
  83. Joseph Petrarca
  84. Joseph Preston, Jr.
  85. Josh Shapiro
  86. Julie Harhart
  87. Karen Boback
  88. Katherine Watson
  89. Kathy Rapp
  90. Keith Gillespie
  91. Ken Smith (Pennsylvania)
  92. Kenyatta Johnson
  93. Kerry Benninghoff
  94. Kevin Murphy, Pennsylvania Representative
  95. Lawrence Curry
  96. Louise Williams Bishop
  97. Marc Gergely
  98. Marcia Hahn
  99. Marcy Toepel
  100. Marguerite Quinn
  101. Mario Scavello
  102. Mark Cohen
  103. Mark Keller
  104. Mark Longietti
  105. Martin Causer
  106. Matt Gabler
  107. Matthew Baker
  108. Matthew Bradford
  109. Matthew Smith
  110. Mauree Gingrich
  111. Michael Fleck
  112. Michael Gerber
  113. Michael Hanna, Sr.
  114. Michael McGeehan
  115. Michael O'Brien, Pennsylvania Representative
  116. Michael Peifer
  117. Michele Brooks
  118. Mike Carroll
  119. Mike Reese
  120. Mike Turzai
  121. Mike Vereb
  122. Neal Goodman
  123. Nicholas Micozzie
  124. Nick Kotik
  125. Nick Miccarelli
  126. P. Michael Sturla
  127. Patrick Harkins
  128. Paul Clymer
  129. Paul Costa
  130. Paul Drucker
  131. Peter Daley, III
  132. Phyllis Mundy
  133. R. Ted Harhai
  134. Randy Vulakovich
  135. Richard Geist
  136. Richard Mirabito
  137. Richard Stevenson
  138. Rick Taylor
  139. Rob Kauffman
  140. Robert Donatucci
  141. Robert Freeman
  142. Robert Godshall
  143. Robert Matzie
  144. Ron Miller (Pennsylvania)
  145. Ronald Buxton
  146. Ronald Marsico
  147. Ronald Waters
  148. Rosemarie Swanger
  149. Rosita Youngblood
  150. Samuel Smith (Pennsylvania)
  151. Sandra Major
  152. Scott Boyd
  153. Scott Hutchinson
  154. Scott Perry
  155. Scott Petri
  156. Seth Grove
  157. Sheryl Delozier
  158. Stanley Saylor
  159. Stephen Barrar
  160. Steve Samuelson
  161. Steve Santarsiero
  162. Susan Helm
  163. T. Mark Mustio
  164. Thaddeus Kirkland
  165. Thomas Caltagirone
  166. Thomas Creighton
  167. Thomas Killion
  168. Thomas Murt
  169. Thomas Quigley
  170. Tim Briggs
  171. Tim Krieger
  172. Tim Mahoney, Pennsylvania Representative
  173. Tim Seip
  174. Timothy Hennessey
  175. Tina Pickett
  176. Todd Eachus
  177. Todd Rock
  178. Tom Houghton
  179. Tony Payton, Jr.
  180. Vanessa Lowery Brown
  181. W. Curtis Thomas
  182. Will Tallman
  183. William Adolph, Jr.
  184. William H. DeWeese
  185. William Keller
  186. William Kortz, II

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Barbara McIlvaine SmithDemocraticPennsylvania State House District 156
David KesslerDemocraticPennsylvania State House District 130
David Levdansky
James Casorio, Jr.DemocraticPennsylvania State House District 56
John PalloneDemocraticPennsylvania State House District 54
John Perzel
John SiptrothDemocraticPennsylvania State House District 189
Paul Drucker
Rick TaylorDemocraticPennsylvania State House District 151
Tim Seip
Todd EachusDemocraticPennsylvania State House District 116
Tom Houghton

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Dan Truitt
David Maloney
Eli Evankovich
George Dunbar
John Lawrence (Pennsylvania)
Kevin Boyle
Mike Tobash
Rick Saccone
Rosemary Brown
Tarah Toohil
Todd Stephens
Warren Kampf

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Pennsylvania, 29 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of these 29, 8 are Democrats and 21 are Republicans. In the 17 open seat contests, Republicans won 10 and Democrats 7. In total, Pennsylvania elected 203 representatives, 112 Republicans and 91 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:

Democratic


  1. Adam Ravenstahl
  2. Angel Cruz
  3. Anthony DeLuca, Pennsylvania Representative
  4. Babette Josephs
  5. Brandon Neuman
  6. Brendan Boyle
  7. Bryan Barbin
  8. Camille George
  9. Chelsa Wagner
  10. Cherelle Parker
  11. Chris Sainato
  12. Dan Frankel
  13. Daniel Deasy, Jr.
  14. Dante Santoni, Jr.
  15. Deberah Kula
  16. Dominic Costa
  17. Dwight Evans
  18. Eddie Day Pashinski
  19. Edward Staback
  20. Eugene DePasquale
  21. Florindo Fabrizio
  22. Frank Burns
  23. Frank Dermody
  24. Gary Haluska
  25. Gerald Mullery
  26. Gregory Vitali
  27. Harry Readshaw, III
  28. Jake Wheatley, Jr.
  29. James Roebuck, Jr.
  30. Jaret Gibbons
  31. Jennifer Mann
  32. Jesse White (Pennsylvania)
  33. Jewell Williams
  34. John Galloway
  35. John Hornaman
  36. John Myers
  37. John Sabatina, Jr.
  38. Joseph Brennan
  39. Joseph Markosek
  40. Joseph Petrarca
  41. Joseph Preston, Jr.
  42. Josh Shapiro
  43. Ken Smith (Pennsylvania)
  44. Kenyatta Johnson
  45. Kevin Boyle
  46. Kevin Murphy, Pennsylvania Representative
  47. Lawrence Curry
  48. Louise Williams Bishop
  49. Marc Gergely
  50. Margo Davidson
  51. Mark Cohen
  52. Mark Longietti
  53. Matthew Bradford
  54. Matthew Smith
  55. Michael Gerber
  56. Michael Hanna, Sr.
  57. Michael McGeehan
  58. Michael O'Brien, Pennsylvania Representative
  59. Michelle Brownlee
  60. Mike Carroll
  61. Neal Goodman
  62. Nick Kotik
  63. P. Michael Sturla
  64. Pamela Delissio
  65. Patrick Harkins
  66. Paul Costa
  67. Peter Daley, III
  68. Phyllis Mundy
  69. R. Ted Harhai
  70. Richard Mirabito
  71. Robert Donatucci
  72. Robert Freeman
  73. Robert Matzie
  74. Ronald Buxton
  75. Ronald Waters
  76. Rosita Youngblood
  77. Sid Michaels Kavulich
  78. Steve Samuelson
  79. Steve Santarsiero
  80. Thaddeus Kirkland
  81. Thomas Caltagirone
  82. Tim Briggs
  83. Tim Mahoney, Pennsylvania Representative
  84. Tina Davis
  85. Tony Payton, Jr.
  86. Vanessa Lowery Brown
  87. W. Curtis Thomas
  88. William H. DeWeese
  89. William Keller
  90. William Kortz, II

Republican


  1. Bernard O'Neill
  2. Bradley Roae
  3. Brian Ellis (Pennsylvania)
  4. Bryan Cutler
  5. C. Adam Harris
  6. Carl Metzgar
  7. Catherine Harper
  8. Chris Ross
  9. Curt Schroder
  10. Curtis Sonney
  11. Dan Moul
  12. Dan Truitt
  13. Daryl Metcalfe
  14. Dave Reed
  15. David Hickernell
  16. David Maloney
  17. David Millard
  18. Dennis O'Brien
  19. Dick Hess
  20. Donna Oberlander
  21. Douglas Reichley
  22. Doyle Heffley
  23. Duane Milne
  24. Eli Evankovich
  25. Frank Farry
  26. Fred Keller
  27. Garth Everett
  28. Gary Day
  29. Gene DiGirolamo
  30. George Dunbar
  31. Glen Grell
  32. Gordon Denlinger
  33. Jeffrey Pyle
  34. Jerry Knowles
  35. Jerry Stern
  36. Jim Christiana
  37. Jim Cox
  38. Jim Marshall
  39. Joe Emrick
  40. Joe Hackett
  41. John Bear
  42. John Evans
  43. John Lawrence (Pennsylvania)
  44. John Maher
  45. John Payne
  46. John Taylor
  47. Julie Harhart
  48. Justin Simmons
  49. Karen Boback
  50. Katherine Watson
  51. Kathy Rapp
  52. Keith Gillespie
  53. Kerry Benninghoff
  54. Kurt Masser
  55. Lynda Schlegel-Culver
  56. Marcia Hahn
  57. Marcy Toepel
  58. Marguerite Quinn
  59. Mario Scavello
  60. Mark Gillen
  61. Mark Keller
  62. Martin Causer
  63. Matt Gabler
  64. Matthew Baker
  65. Mauree Gingrich
  66. Michael Fleck
  67. Michael Peifer
  68. Michele Brooks
  69. Mike Reese
  70. Mike Tobash
  71. Mike Turzai
  72. Mike Vereb
  73. Nicholas Micozzie
  74. Nick Miccarelli
  75. Paul Clymer
  76. Randy Vulakovich
  77. Richard Geist
  78. Richard Stevenson
  79. Rick Saccone
  80. Rob Kauffman
  81. Robert Godshall
  82. Ron Miller (Pennsylvania)
  83. Ronald Marsico
  84. Rosemarie Swanger
  85. Rosemary Brown
  86. Ryan Aument
  87. Samuel Smith (Pennsylvania)
  88. Sandra Major
  89. Scott Boyd
  90. Scott Hutchinson
  91. Scott Perry
  92. Scott Petri
  93. Seth Grove
  94. Sheryl Delozier
  95. Stanley Saylor
  96. Stephen Barrar
  97. Stephen Bloom, Pennsylvania
  98. Susan Helm
  99. T. Mark Mustio
  100. Tarah Toohil
  101. Thomas Creighton
  102. Thomas Killion
  103. Thomas Murt
  104. Thomas Quigley
  105. Tim Krieger
  106. Timothy Hennessey
  107. Tina Pickett
  108. Todd Rock
  109. Todd Stephens
  110. Warren Kampf
  111. Will Tallman
  112. William Adolph, Jr.

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Pennsylvania, 80 candidates (39.4% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 80, 37 were Democrats and 43 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Pennsylvania, 27 (7.7%) of the 350 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None were elected in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: