Robert Godshall

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Robert Godshall
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Pennsylvania State House District 53
Incumbent
In office
1983 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 31
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sJuniata College, 1955
Personal
Birthday05/15/1933
Place of birthSouderton, PA
ReligionMennonite
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Robert 'Bob" W. Godshall (b. May 15, 1933) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 1982.

Godshall served as President/Board Member of the Souderton Area School District from 1963 to 1980. He then served as Montgomery County Comptroller from 1980 to 1983. He also served on the Montgomery County Republican Committee from 1958 to 1998.

Biography

Godshall earned his B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Juniata College in 1955. He then attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1956. His professional experience includes being the owner/manager of Godshall's Hatchery Incorporated from 1955 to 1980 and working as the Open Space Director for Mongomery County from 1977 to 1982.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Affairs, Chair
Insurance
Rules
Legislative Budget and Finance, Secretary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Godshall 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 Robert Godshall was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Dottie Miller was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Godshall and Miller will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Godshall ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 53. Godshall ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and defeated Mick Wynne (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Godshall Incumbent 60.7% 17,205
     Democratic Mick Wynne 39.3% 11,140
Total Votes 28,345

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Godshall won re-election to District 53 in 2010. He was unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary and defeated Democrat Jack Hansen and Edward Bonsell (G) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 53
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Godshall (R) 12,832 65.3%
Jack Hansen (D) 6,356 32.3%
Edward Bonsell (G) 476 2.4%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Godshall won re-election to District 53 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 17,334 votes, defeating Democrat Jack Hansen (11,646).[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53
Candidates Votes Percent
Robert W. Godshall (R) Green check mark transparent.png 17,334 59.8%
Jack Hansen (D) 11,646 40.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Robert Godshall is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Robert Godshall raised a total of $836,841 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.[7]

Robert Godshall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53 Won $116,068
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53 Won $111,747
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53 Won $131,148
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53 Won $105,298
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53 Won $87,172
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53 Won $86,053
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53 Won $110,327
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53 Won $89,028
Grand Total Raised $836,841

2012

Robert Godshall won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Robert Godshall raised a total of $116,068.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Godshall's campaign in 2012
Ppl Corp$10,850
Good Jobs Pennsylvania Pac$8,000
Peco Energy$6,000
Exelon$3,600
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$116,068
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Robert Godshall won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Robert Godshall raised a total of $110,747.

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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

Godshall is divorced and has five children.

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