Richard Geist

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Richard Geist
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Pennsylvania State House District 79
Retired
In office
1979 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1978
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday11/21/1944
Place of birthAltoona, PA
CandidateVerification
Richard Geist (b. November 21, 1944) is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 79 from 1979 to 2013.

Geist earned his AA in Design Technology from Pennsylvania State University in 1965. He was then a Kellogg Fellow at the Pennsylvania State University Public Affairs Leadership Program. He has worked as Senior Manager for EADS Corporation and as a Consulting Engineer.

Geist lost in the April 24, 2012, primary to John McGinnis.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Geist ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 79. Geist was defeated by John McGinnis in the Republican primary on April 24. [2][3][1]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 79 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McGinnis 51.7% 2,718
Richard Geist 48.3% 2,535
Total Votes 5,253

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Geist won re-election to the 79th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Pennsylvania State House, District 79
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Geist (R) 12,198 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Barbin won election to the 79th District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 19,124 votes running unopposed.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 79
Candidates Votes Percent
Richard A. Geist (R) Green check mark transparent.png 19,124 100.0%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Geist received $85,662 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Geist's campaign in 2010
Constructors Association Of Western Pennsylvania$3,500
Detwiler Iii, Paul I$2,000
Detwiler, Donald & Lynnea$2,000
Van Buren, James & Kim$2,000
Pennsylvania Automotive Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $85,662

Personal

Geist has a wife, Jean Elizabeth.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 79
1979–2013
Succeeded by
John McGinnis (R)